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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151990/robot-embodied-neuronal-networks-as-an-interactive-model-of-learning
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Abraham M Shultz, Sangmook Lee, Mary Guaraldi, Thomas B Shea, Holly C Yanco
Background and Objective: The reductionist approach of neuronal cell culture has been useful for analyses of synaptic signaling. Murine cortical neurons in culture spontaneously form an ex vivo network capable of transmitting complex signals, and have been useful for analyses of several fundamental aspects of neuronal development hitherto difficult to clarify in situ. However, these networks lack the ability to receive and respond to sensory input from the environment as do neurons in vivo...
2017: Open Neurology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974898/detection-of-metastatic-cancer-cells-in-mesentery-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
#2
Xue-Lai Luo, Da-Xing Xie, Jian-Xin Wu, An-Ding Wu, Zong-Qing Ge, Hai-Jie Li, Jun-Bo Hu, Zhi-Xin Cao, Jian-Ping Gong
AIM: To detect the existence of isolated cancer cells in the mesentery of colorectum (named as Metastasis V), and investigate its clinical significance in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS: Sixty-three CRC patients who received radical excision between January 2012 and September 2015 were included. All the patients underwent laparoscopy-assisted radical colorectomy or proctectomy [with complete mesocolic excision (CME) or total mesorectal excision (TME)] with R0 dissections at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939327/experience-information-as-the-basis-of-mind-evidence-from-human-decision-making
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REVIEW
K Sankaran, Alex Hankey
Study of product diversity by companies and corporations led to the discovery of a new statistical distribution, the (1/f) distribution, assessed according to the Herfindahl-Hirschman index. Products of human creative thinking and decision-making seem to obey the index very widely or universally. This article explores examples of its applications in business and economics as evidence for a new scientific conjecture concerning the physiological basis of Mind: that mind functions from critical instabilities in the brain physiology...
September 19, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918243/homeostatic-systems-biocybernetics-and-autonomic-neuroscience
#4
REVIEW
David S Goldstein, Irwin J Kopin
In this review we describe a series of major concepts introduced during the past 150years that have contributed to our current understanding about how physiological processes required for well-being and survival are regulated. One can theorize that hierarchical networks involving input-output relationships continuously orchestrate and learn adaptive patterns of observable behaviors, cognition, memory, mood, and autonomic systems. Taken together, these networks function as "good regulators" determining levels of internal variables and act as if there were homeostatic comparators ("homeostats")...
September 5, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913498/quality-trends-in-healthcare-and-their-impact-on-anesthesiology
#5
REVIEW
Teodora O Nicolescu
The new approach of a patient-centred, appropriate and timely care that was at the heart of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) initiative is changing the face of the healthcare industry in general and, in particular, of anesthesiology as a speciality. The drivers of this change are better quality and decreased healthcare costs, since despite a large expenditure for healthcare, the quality of care has not changed tremendously. Metrics have been identified, derived from the cybernetic model first described by the quality "parent"...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713320/social-media-membership-browsing-and-profile-updating-in-a-representative-u-s-sample-independent-and-interdependent-effects-of-big-five-traits-and-aging-and-social-factors
#6
Tim Bogg
Guided by cybernetic perspectives on personality, the present work used a representative sample of U.S. adults (N = 992) to examine Big Five personality traits and social and aging factors as predictors of social media network membership and past-month browsing/searching and profile updating among members. The results showed adults who were less extraverted and less neurotic and who reported greater physical limitations were less likely to be members. Moreover, extraverted adults without partners were more likely to be members than introverted adults without partners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619481/computational-psychosomatics-and-computational-psychiatry-toward-a-joint-framework-for-differential-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Frederike H Petzschner, Lilian A E Weber, Tim Gard, Klaas E Stephan
This article outlines how a core concept from theories of homeostasis and cybernetics, the inference-control loop, may be used to guide differential diagnosis in computational psychiatry and computational psychosomatics. In particular, we discuss 1) how conceptualizing perception and action as inference-control loops yields a joint computational perspective on brain-world and brain-body interactions and 2) how the concrete formulation of this loop as a hierarchical Bayesian model points to key computational quantities that inform a taxonomy of potential disease mechanisms...
September 15, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603061/some-resonances-between-eastern-thought-and-integral-biomathics-in-the-framework-of-the-wlimes-formalism-for-modeling-living-systems
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Plamen L Simeonov, Andrée C Ehresmann
Forty-two years ago, Capra published "The Tao of Physics" (Capra, 1975). In this book (page 17) he writes: "The exploration of the atomic and subatomic world in the twentieth century has …. necessitated a radical revision of many of our basic concepts" and that, unlike 'classical' physics, the sub-atomic and quantum "modern physics" shows resonances with Eastern thoughts and "leads us to a view of the world which is very similar to the views held by mystics of all ages and traditions." This article stresses an analogous situation in biology with respect to a new theoretical approach for studying living systems, Integral Biomathics (IB), which also exhibits some resonances with Eastern thought...
June 8, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594904/gridding-discretization-based-multiple-stability-switching-delay-search-algorithm-the-movement-of-a-human-being-on-a-controlled-swaying-bow
#9
Libor Pekař, Radek Matušů, Roman Prokop
Delay represents a significant phenomenon in the dynamics of many human-related systems-including biological ones. It has i.a. a decisive impact on system stability, and the study of this influence is often mathematically demanding. This paper presents a computationally simple numerical gridding algorithm for the determination of stability margin delay values in multiple-delay linear systems. The characteristic quasi-polynomial-the roots of which decide about stability-is subjected to iterative discretization by means of pre-warped bilinear transformation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578997/-the-human-use-of-human-beings-interdisciplinarity-transdisciplinarity-and-all-that-in-biophysics-and-beyond
#10
Marco Elio Tabacchi, Settimo Termini
Biophysics, just by looking at its name, indicates an interdisciplinary scientific activity, although the notion of interdisciplinarity, as such, seems to be not widely or specifically discussed by biophysicists. The same seems to have happened as well in the early stages of the development of cybernetics, notably in Norbert Wiener's writings. This situation seems to contrast with what has happened in subsequent developments of cybernetics ideas, notably in general system theory and cognitive sciences. After a few general reflections on the notion of interdisciplinarity, its sophisticated variants and the path leading to the birth of cognitive science, we shall refer to Wiener's thought to extracts aspects and indications that could be useful today, also for what concerns the social responsibility of scientists, which could be seen as stemming from a very general form of interdisciplinarity...
October 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508802/knowledge-engineering-as-a-component-of-the-curriculum-for-medical-cybernetists
#11
Sergey Karas, Arthur Konev
According to a new state educational standard, students who have chosen medical cybernetics as their major must develop a knowledge engineering competency. Previously, in the course "Clinical cybernetics" while practicing project-based learning students were designing automated workstations for medical personnel using client-server technology. The purpose of the article is to give insight into the project of a new educational module "Knowledge engineering". Students will acquire expert knowledge by holding interviews and conducting surveys, and then they will formalize it...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480479/historical-roots-of-international-biomedical-and-health-informatics-the-road-to-ifip-tc4-and-imia-through-cybernetic-medicine-and-the-elsinore-meetings
#12
C A Kulikowski
Background: It is 50 years since the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Societies approved the formation of a new Technical Committee (TC) 4 on Medical Information Processing under the leadership of Professor Francois Grémy, which was the direct precursor of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). Objectives: The goals of this paper are to give a very brief overview of early international developments leading to informatics in medicine, with the origins of the applications of computers to medicine in the USA and Europe, and two meetings - of the International Society of Cybernetic Medicine, and the Elsinore Meetings on Hospital Information Systems-that took place in 1966...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334991/frameworks-to-assess-health-systems-governance-a-systematic-review
#13
Thidar Pyone, Helen Smith, Nynke van den Broek
Governance of the health system is a relatively new concept and there are gaps in understanding what health system governance is and how it could be assessed. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to describe the concept of governance and the theories underpinning as applied to health systems; and to identify which frameworks are available and have been applied to assess health systems governance. Frameworks were reviewed to understand how the principles of governance might be operationalized at different levels of a health system...
June 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266991/reply-to-letter-enhanced-reality-fluorescence-videography-to-assess-bowel-perfusion-the-cybernetic-eye
#14
Michele Diana, Eric Noll, Vincent Agnus, Yu-Yin Liu, Seong-Ho Kong, Andras Lègner, Pierre Diemunsch, Jacques Marescaux
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261048/coupling-resistive-switching-devices-with-neurons-state-of-the-art-and-perspectives
#15
Alessandro Chiolerio, Michela Chiappalone, Paolo Ariano, Sergio Bocchini
Here we provide the state-of-the-art of bioelectronic interfacing between biological neuronal systems and artificial components, focusing the attention on the potentiality offered by intrinsically neuromorphic synthetic devices based on Resistive Switching (RS). Neuromorphic engineering is outside the scopes of this Perspective. Instead, our focus is on those materials and devices featuring genuine physical effects that could be sought as non-linearity, plasticity, excitation, and extinction which could be directly and more naturally coupled with living biological systems...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129142/bioengineering-and-cybernetics-a-modern-caduceus
#16
Richard L Magin
Like the caduceus, a medical symbol of entwined serpents, bioengineering and cybernetics have interwoven together ideas and concepts for over 50 years. Half a century is a long time, and whether we are talking about an academic discipline, our lives, or an old car, achieving 50 is a number that brings pause to the conversation. In books, wine, or collectibles, 50 years is termed vintage, which carries the connotation of depth and maturity. Certainly, in the case of the discipline of bioengineering, 50 years is a milestone of growth and development...
January 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115621/horizons-of-cybernetical-physics
#17
Alexander L Fradkov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115620/horizons-of-cybernetical-physics
#18
Alexander L Fradkov
The subject and main areas of a new research field-cybernetical physics-are discussed. A brief history of cybernetical physics is outlined. The main areas of activity in cybernetical physics are briefly surveyed, such as control of oscillatory and chaotic behaviour, control of resonance and synchronization, control in thermodynamics, control of distributed systems and networks, quantum control.This article is part of the themed issue 'Horizons of cybernetical physics'.
March 6, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115619/nonlinear-dynamics-as-an-engine-of-computation
#19
Behnam Kia, John F Lindner, William L Ditto
Control of chaos teaches that control theory can tame the complex, random-like behaviour of chaotic systems. This alliance between control methods and physics-cybernetical physics-opens the door to many applications, including dynamics-based computing. In this article, we introduce nonlinear dynamics and its rich, sometimes chaotic behaviour as an engine of computation. We review our work that has demonstrated how to compute using nonlinear dynamics. Furthermore, we investigate the interrelationship between invariant measures of a dynamical system and its computing power to strengthen the bridge between physics and computation...
March 6, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115618/tumour-chemotherapy-strategy-based-on-impulse-control-theory
#20
Hai-Peng Ren, Yan Yang, Murilo S Baptista, Celso Grebogi
Chemotherapy is a widely accepted method for tumour treatment. A medical doctor usually treats patients periodically with an amount of drug according to empirical medicine guides. From the point of view of cybernetics, this procedure is an impulse control system, where the amount and frequency of drug used can be determined analytically using the impulse control theory. In this paper, the stability of a chemotherapy treatment of a tumour is analysed applying the impulse control theory. The globally stable condition for prescription of a periodic oscillatory chemotherapeutic agent is derived...
March 6, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
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