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Integral Biomathics

Tracing the Road to Reality

Editors: Simeonov, Plamen L., Smith, Leslie S., Ehresmann, Andrée C. (Eds.)

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Perhaps the most distinct question in science throughout the ages has been the one of perceivable reality, treated both in physics and philosophy. Reality is acting upon us, and we, and life in general, are acting upon reality. Potentiality, found both in quantum reality and in the activity of life, plays a key role.  In quantum reality observation turns potentiality into reality. Again, life computes possibilities in various ways based on past actions, and acts on the basis of these computations.

 

This book is about a new approach to biology (and physics, of course!). Its subtitle suggests a perpetual movement and interplay between two elusive aspects of modern science — reality/matter and potentiality/mind, between physics and biology — both captured and triggered by mathematics — to understand and explain emergence, development and life all the way up to consciousness.

 

But what is the real/potential difference between living and non-living matter? How does time in potentiality differ from time in reality? What we need to understand these differences is an integrative approach. This book contemplates how to encircle life to obtain a formal system, equivalent to the ones in physics. Integral Biomathics attempts to explore the interplay between reality and potentiality.

 

 

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Processes and Problems That May Define the New BioMathematics Field

    Root-Bernstein, Robert S.

    Pages 5-15

  • Overlap among Dendrites in Neuronal Networks Is a Designed Entity onto Which Functional Topology Is Coded

    Baranes, Danny

    Pages 17-27

  • MENS: From Neurons to Higher Mental Processes up to Consciousness

    Ehresmann, Andrée C.

    Pages 29-30

  • A New Approach to the Information in Neural Systems

    Fiorillo, Christopher D.

    Pages 31-39

  • What the Escherichia Coli Tells Neurons about Learning

    Gomez-Ramirez, Jaime (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integral Biomathics
Book Subtitle
Tracing the Road to Reality
Editors
  • Plamen L. Simeonov
  • Leslie S. Smith
  • Andrée C. Ehresmann
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28111-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28111-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28110-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42960-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 432
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