Epigenetics: a window within which Lamarckian evolution can operate-by Edward Benjamin Ziff

  Two theories, Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and the Central Dogma, have dominated our thinking about evolution and genes for the last 50 years. The Theory of Natural Selection holds that variants arise in the population through random mutation, and that these variants are the substrate for selective pressures… Continue lendo…

O MORRO DOS VENTOS UIVANTES E A METAFÍSICA DA PAIXÃO – por Elisabete Castelon Konkiewitz–canal youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrE1N1p5tTnErP5rUA8lrxA

O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes e a Metafísica do Amor Palestra de Abertura do II International Grand Dourados Neuroscience Symposium, 25 e 27 de setembro de 2014. O Morro do Ventos Uivantes é um romance publicado por Emily Brontë em 1848, sendo a única obra de ficção desta escritora, que… Continue lendo…

Awaiting the New Neurobiology, by Edward Ziff

Evolutionary biology is undergoing a revolution, or in fact, its third revolution. Surprisingly, this revolution has profound implications for understanding the brain. The first evolutionary biology revolution came with the Charles Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection, which provided a mechanism for how traits could become more or less common in… Continue lendo…

Famine and the Creation of Reality by the Brain, by Edward Ziff

Famine and the Creation of Reality by the Brain   During the winter of 1944-1945, a great famine struck parts of Holland that were under German occupation. In September 1944, the Allies had launched Operation Market Garden, a daring attack on German forces in Holland and Germany. Because of initial… Continue lendo…

Our Epigenetic Minds – The Brain Beyond Darwin, by Edward Ziff

We readily accept the idea that brain activity associated with our experiences – hearing, seeing, touching, and tasting – can alter the configuration of brain circuits and change the function of the brain. These changes form our memories, conscious memories and probably others not conscious yet still exerting profound effects… Continue lendo…