Phase transition: How pulses of electricity become thoughts

Phase transition may explain how brain neurons encode information.” April 2nd, 2013.

Article excerpt (with my emphasis): “…the discovery of the phase transition may have implications for diverse areas such as voltages in electrical circuits, prices of commodities in markets, the variables describing the severity of a disease, the time-to-failure of a device, game theory problems, and biological species extinction probabilities, among others.”


Thibaud Taillefumier and Marcelo O. Magnasco. “A phase transition in the first passage of a Brownian process through a fluctuating boundary with implications for neural coding.” PNAS Early Edition. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1212479110

Article except: “It currently remains to be seen whether our mechanism will resist the multiple layers of real-world detail separating the abstract equation [1] from real neurons in a living brain.”


My comment: If all Brownian processes involve random molecular motion, biological species extinction probabilities might result from random molecular motion that leads to deleterious random mutations in genes. However, in the real-world details of my model of systems biology, molecular motion is epigenetically effected by nutrients and by their metabolism to pheromones. Non-random molecular motion is thermodynamically controlled from the bottom up by nutrients, which also results in organism-level thermoregulation from the top down by effects of nutrient metabolism that result in species-specific pheromone production, which controls reproduction.

When you think about how pulses of electricity are translated into thoughts and ideas, take a moment to reconsider scientifically unsubstantiated opinions in the light of evidence that continues to refute “randomness” at any level of investigation in any species from microbes to man. For example, the requirements for nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled adaptive evolution via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction continue to become clearer with more examples from biology that refute randomness and mutations theory. What is currently known about the epigenetic effects of olfactory/pheromonal input attests to the fact that construction of our socio-cognitive niche did not somehow randomly occur at the same time pulses of electricity somehow randomly became thoughts.

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James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society