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Cantorian fractal spacetime and information in neural network of the human brain

Selvam, AM (1999) Cantorian fractal spacetime and information in neural network of the human brain. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 10 (1). pp. 25-29.

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The neural networks of the human brain act as very efficient parallel processing computers coordinating memory related responses to a multitude of input signals from sensory organs. Information storage, update and appropriate retrieval are controlled at the molecular level by the neuronal cytoskeleton which serves as the internal communication network within neurons. Information flow in the highly ordered parallel networks of the filamentous protein polymers which make up the cytoskeleton may be compared to atmospheric flows which exhibit long-range spatiotemporal correlations, i.e. long-term memory. Such long-range spatiotemporal correlations are ubiquitous to real world dynamical systems and is recently identified as signature of self-organized criticality or chaos. The signatures of self-organized criticality i.e. long-range temporal correlations have recently been identified in the electrical activity of the brain. The physics of self-organized criticality or chaos is not yet identified. A recently developed non-deterministic cell dynamical system model for atmospheric flows predicts the observed long-range spatiotemporal correlations as intrinsic to quantum-like mechanics governing flow dynamics. The model visualises large scale circulations to form as the result of spatial integration of enclosed small scale perturbations with intrinsic two-way ordered energy flow between the scales. Such a concept maybe applied for the collection and integration of a multitude of signals at the cytoskeletal level and manifested in activation of neurons in the macroscale. The cytoskeleton networks inside neurons may be the elementary units of a unified dynamic memory circulation network with intrinsic global response to local stimuli. A cell dynamical system model for human memory circulation network analogous to atmospheric circulations network is presented in this paper. The model like the analysis of Koruga et al. make use of certain connections to the concept of Cantorian-Fractal spacetime.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fractals; Mathematical models, Atmospheric circulations networks; Cantorian-fractal spacetime; Human memory circulation networks, Brain
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 05:57
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 05:57

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