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Some Biochemical Reflections on Information and Communication
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Theoretical Chemistry. (Erkki Brändas)
2013 (English)In: Advances in Quantum Methods and Applications in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, Heidelberg-New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013, 75-98 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The biochemical aspects of communication have been investigated via anextended framework of original quantum-statistical concepts. The key idea developsfrom the notion of a so-called Spatio-Temporal Neumatic, STN, configuration,an open dissipative structure resting on the boundaries connecting micro-, meso- and macroscopic levels. In this category one finds de novo self-organization of molecular motion, enzymatic catalysis and the self-assembly of nano-structures all the way to biologically relevant processes like cell evolution, cellular neurobiology etc. The possibility to store and communicate coded messages in this enlarged organization is documented and recognized, unifying various proposals of theoretical understanding including in particular the law of Gödelian self-reference. It is demonstrated that intra-cell and inter-cell order leads to differentiation through a Poissonian modus operandi. The latter lacks intrinsic memory, but its statistical nature gives way to something non-intrinsic of teleonomic significance. Various consequences of this idea prompt a broadened notion of communication and information, generating encodable cell differentiation through cell quality value factors resonating through original communication channels accessible through Poisson statistics. It is shown that inter-cell communication is temporally dominated while intra-cell information is largely spatio-controlled. The nested (spatio-temporal) property of the “code of codes” extends from the genetic- through the socio-, ecological- and to the cosmological rank, while taking account of a more stringent and appraisable representation of the contemporary concept of a meme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Heidelberg-New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013. 75-98 p.
Series
Progress in Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, ISSN 1567-7354 ; B 27
Keyword [en]
Spatio-Temporal Neumatic Configuration, Gödelian self-reference, Poisson statistics, cell recognition, cell quality factor, teleonomic processes, self-organisation
National Category
Biological Sciences
Research subject
Physics with specialization in Quantum Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214556DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01529-3_4ISI: 000342289100004ISBN: 978-3-319-01528-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-214556DiVA: diva2:685054
Conference
17th European Workshop On Quantum Systems In Chemistry And Physics and Biology (QSCP), AUG 19-25, 2012, Turku, FINLAND
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-10-30Bibliographically approved

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