David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Acta Biotheoretica 42 (2-3):99-109 (1994)
This paper outlines a phenomenological approach for describing physiological reactions occurring immediately after vital threats. This exemplified by data taken from previous studies relative to chemical intoxications of rats by a neurotoxical drug. The survival rate of the animals and the variations of their cerebral acetylcholinesterese activity are both reported as a function of the drug concentration, and with respect to their age. The collecting of the results may be described as the cusp, a bifurcation set of Thom's Catastrophe Theory.The young animals react by a vital burst which modifies the shape of the cusp. A new fold or pocket takes place, changing it to the butterfly bifurcation set. This pocket supports the survival attractor concept, which appears reactional, transitory and variable in its intensity.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Teed Rockwell (2005). Attractor Spaces as Modules: A Semi-Eliminative Reduction of Symbolic AI to Dynamic Systems Theory. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 15 (1):23-55.
J. Viret, L. Grimaud & J. Jimenez (1999). Hydrodynamic Modelling of Stress. Acta Biotheoretica 47 (3-4):173-190.
J. Viret (1995). Apparent Time in Biology. Acta Biotheoretica 43 (1-2):185-193.
Jacques Viret (1992). Theorie Des Catastrophes Et Fonction Physiologique Membranaire. Acta Biotheoretica 40 (2-3):245-251.
Jacques Viret (2005). Generalised Biological Function. Acta Biotheoretica 53 (4):393-409.
Walter J. Freeman (2001). Noise-Driven Attractor Landscapes for Perception by Mesoscopic Brain Dynamics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):816-817.
Brian Skyrms (1992). Chaos and the Explanatory Significance of Equilibrium: Strange Attractors in Evolutionary Game Dynamics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:374 - 394.
Kevin J. Corcoran (2001). Physical Persons and Postmortem Survival Without Temporal Gaps. In Soul, Body, and Survival. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
J. Viret, L. Tela, F. Canini & L. Bourdon (2000). Hydrodynamic Model of Heat Stroke. Acta Biotheoretica 48 (3-4):259-272.
Isabelle Sendowski & Jacques Viret (2004). The Survival Attractor in the Sensory Functions: The Example of Hearing. Acta Biotheoretica 52 (4):401-414.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #344,841 of 1,692,471 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #184,284 of 1,692,471 )
How can I increase my downloads?