European Biophysics Congress
European Biophysics Congress 2011
Biophysical visual virtual reality in retinotopic visual areas
1,2Bókkon I, 3,4Tuszynski JA, 5,6Salari V
1Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; 2Vision Research Institute, 25 Rita Street, Lowell, MA 01854 USA and 428 Great Road, Suite 11, Acton, MA 01720 USA; 3Department of Experimental Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, Canada 4Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada 5Kerman Neuroscience Research Center (KNRC), Kerman, Iran 6Afzal Research Institute, Kerman, Iran
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Abstract Previously, we have pointed out that biophoton production can be a controlled process that originates from regulated redox/radical reactions. Our biophoton experiments support the notion that various visual related phenomena such as discrete retinal noise, retinal phosphenes as well as negative afterimages are due to biophotons. We have also suggested a new model, stating that the brain is able to create biophysical pictures in retinotopic visual areas via redox regulated biophotons of synchronized neurons. According to our interpretation, visualization (imagery) is a special kind of representation i.e., visual imagery requires peculiar inherent biophysical processes. Our idea of biophysical visual virtual reality in retinotopic areas may be a possible biophysical basis of Kosslyn`s reality simulation principle in the case of visual imagery. Long-term visual memories are not stored as biophysical pictures but as epigenetic codes. During visual imagery, top-down processes control the epigenetic encoded long-term visual information. Then, according to retrieved epigenetic information, synchronized retinotopic neurons generate dynamic patterns of biophotons via redox reactions that can produce biophysical pictures. We have also presented an iterative model involving a biophysical picture-representation without homunculus during visual imagery.
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