Human Development: Biology from a Holistic Point of View


Søren Ventegodt, MD
Quality of Life Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nordic School of Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandinavian Foundation for Holistic Medicine, Sandvika, Norway

Tyge Dahl Hermansen
Wollongong, Australia

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc,
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED040000

How can we understand and explain human behavior? This is a basic question that is asked by students taking courses in psychology, medicine and health studies as well as colleagues in human services. Generally speaking, human behavior is understood in terms of three broad perspectives – biology, psychology and sociology. Under the biological perspective, human behavior is seen as a product of biological structures and mechanisms. Under the psychological perspective, human behavior is seen as a result of mental processes, which may or may not have biological bases. Finally, sociologists believe that external social structures and processes determine human behavior. External environmental factors such as poverty, income inequality and alienation contribute to substance abuse and will be addressed in this intriguing book on human development. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(Daniel TL Shek)

Introduction: Human development from a holistic point of view

Section One: Research Problems

Chapter 1. Fundamental problems of biology, medicine and neuro-psychology

Chapter 2. Matter, life and consciousness

Chapter 3. Brain-mind and body-mind

Section Two: Understanding Life and Biologic Information

Chapter 4. Living cell information system

Chapter 5. Can biochemistry explain morphogenesis?

Chapter 6. The origin of biological and cellular order

Section Three: Understanding Energy and Deeply Structured Quantum Chemical Fields

Chapter 7. A spiral fractal model of fine structure of physical energy

Chapter 8. A theory of “deep” quantum chemistry and cell consciousness

Section Four: Understanding Consciousness and Human Brain Function

Chapter 9. Wholeness of man, his consciousness and collective consciousness

Chapter 10. The origin of metamorphosis

Chapter 11. The structure of the cerebral cortex

Chapter 12. Structure and function of the human brain

Chapter 13. Sound, music and our understanding of the human brain

Section Five: Understanding Pathogenesis and Salutogenesis

Chapter 14. Degeneration and regeneration of existence

Section Six: Implications for Medical Disciplines

Chapter 15. Biochemistry and mental diseases

Chapter 16. The role of adult human metamorphosis in spontaneous recovery

Chapter 17. Jerne’s anti-idiotypic network theory

Chapter 18. A theory for immune system regulation (the “self-nonself discrimination”)

Section Seven: “Energetic Crisis” and “Healing Crisis”

Chapter 19. The etiology of somatic diseases

Chapter 20. A theory for accelerated, spontaneous existential healing (salutogenesis): Adult human metamorphosis

Section Eight: Understanding Evolution

Chapter 21. A theory of top-down macro-evolution and metamorphosis

Chapter 22. Induction of Antonovsky salutogenesis can result in spontaneous healing and recovery

Section Nine: Acknowledgements

Chapter 23. About the authors

Chapter 24. About the Quality of Life Research Center in Copenhagen, Denmark

Chapter 25. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 26. About the book series “Health and human development”

Section Ten: Index

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