Memristors , Bloodpressure and Click .
14 Sep 2009
Varying viscosity and pressure gradients in the bloodstream act as a memristor . This means bloodpressure has a memory of it's own . The much higher velocity of sound in water (about 12 times higher than nervous impulses) enables monitoring and control via Click .
1.See "Memristor Minds" in New Scientist 6 Jul 2009 p42 . Also Scientific American Google "memristors" A biological system is found in "Physarum Polycephalum" , a slime mould . Synapses are strongly suspected of operating on the same principles .
2.See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Click" , "Death of an Ur-language" et al . The biological fusion articles (chickenfat also apply)
Table of speeds (from Wiki)
M/sec Sec/m Sound in water is faster by
Sound in air 343 0.008 4.4
Sound in water 1500 0.0007 1
Nerves to and from Brain.
Muscles 119 0.008 12.6
Touch 76.2 0.013 19.7
Pain 0.61 1.64 2459
Passive 100 0.01 15
Heartbeat : 72/min 1.2/sec 0.83 sec per heartbeat
Breathing: 15/min 0.25/sec 4 sec per breath
DoubleClick : (Measured) 1.2/sec 0.83 sec per doubleclick
I did not expect such a close match , even if predicted . Note that this is a doubleclick with the mouth closed .
The doubleclick matches the lub-dub of the heartbeat .
But the doubleclick is under our conscious control . Heartbeat can thus be entrained .
The DoubleTongueClick also regulates breath control .
Notice that Heartbeat/Breathing =72/15 = 4.8 . Breathing rate is partially under conscious control . So by slightly slowing the doubleclicking rate , we can slow the heartbeat rate . But this will also slow the breathing rate . I will leave the differential equations to the dear reader .
Blood is not simply a fluid . It is more like a gel with varying viscosity .
Bloodpressure = sum of partial pressures of water molecules , protein molecules , red blood corpuscles , whiteblood corpuscles , bacteria and so forth .
It is also subject to pulsing (ie heartbeat , breathing ,click ,speech , exercise)
It is thus possible to have high-blood pressure and low-blood pressure at the same time , depending on the width of the blood vessels and the state of dehydration .
Especially in those taking diuretics (medical , alcohol , caffeine)
The memristor effect would be most clearly seen at constrictions . The constriction will remember the narrowness . This is clearly seen in heart-supply vessels (angio problems) and lung constrictions (asthma ,etc) . But the gut is a muscle that works constantly , even more than heart and lungs . Memristor problems will surface there first .
This is not at all like a pipe .
This is where all those speeds of information transfer above comes in .
Nervespeed is an order of magnitude (about twelve times) slower than waves of pressure in the circulatory system .
Heartbeat can and does regulate many procedures , but fine-tuning can be done far better by Click procedures .
Click pressure waves propagate far faster than nerve impulses .
Because they can be tailored to breath (ie O2/CO2) pulses , energy efficiency of bodily systems can be considerably enhanced . (This is not a linear system) .
See Yoga (!!xo!!xa) systems .(!! means double click) Very old
The doctor commands : say "Ah" , but what he means is say "!!xah" . Try it .The frequency of the response should tell you a lot .
Mitochondria are sensitive to pressure fluctuations . More importantly , Phene control systems on the cell-walls are very sensitive and have learning mechanisms .
Humans have been using click languages for about 3 million years . Is this long enough for phene systems to have evolved fixed responses ?
It is possible if it involves major positive feedback loops .
If so , an Ur-Language at cellular level exists . A Rull system can exist .
Indeed , many quorum-bacterial languages could be chatted with using Click .
Talk bacteria out of switching on lethality genes . A Bacterial-Click speaker .
Viruses will be harder , if not impossible .
But a Click-Phene Speaker is possible . And the Phene system controls viruses .
The phene system also controls mortality .
A Phene-Click speaker is potentially immortal .
Remember , the whole system is 2/3 cooperation and 1/3 competition from really basic principles .
From the speeds above , you can see that even sound in air is about three times faster than nervous impulses . Percussion effects on extremities will play major roles , especially fingers and toes (nail-beds) , which are already extremely sensitized to patterns of compression waves .
So , you will appreciate music more by taking your smelly socks off and spreading your toes and fingertips wide .
This is very slow . 200 times slower than anything else . Why ?
Evolutionary arguments lead to faster reactions to damage , not a whopping 200 times slower .
You know it from personal experience : a burn or cut only becomes painful long after you have realized from visual or auditory cues that you have been damaged .
The system does not learn , either . Even in old age ,the same happens .
Once again , why ?
This seems to be a physical expression of the pack-animal (ie social response)
In essence , why are positive feedback responses(like pleasure) faster than negative ones (like pain) ? This is not frivolous . It is deeply hardwired .
Memristors are not similar to neural networks . Pain is a memristor network . So is bloodpressure . They can only be reset internally , not by direct feedback .
Percussion damage is more likely to by a factor of 200 to have short-term behaviour modification . Beating with a paddle , not a whip . Something every parent knows .
The pain need not be severe . It is the immediacy of the negative-feedback response . Way below conscious perception . Memristors kick in . Programming humans .
The memristor memory remains .Also called Civilization .
Must be accompanied by positive feedback (2/3)
The reason why Africa lagged in the civilization stakes .
Nobody has ever tamed , never mind domesticated African buffaloes . Why ?
It has been done in the Middle East , India and Far east .
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Magadikgadi Sea"
On the shores of the inland sea where modern humans evolved , they did domesticate the buffalo . Well , quarter sort of . They took some to the North to eventually end up in India . But most became feral as the inland sea dried up . The escapees also were the untameable ones . A selection process . These competed directly with cattle and horses .
Funnily enough , one would think that a horse or cattle could run away from a buffalo . But not if there were buffalo's everywhere . A matter of pheromones .
Jared Diamond's co-evolution . It was feral buffalo that kept Africa pristine .A hatred of humans . Try Neanderthals?
Buffalo Click-talkers .
As far as I know , not even the degenerate San or bushmen had Click-talkers for buffalo . Yet , it should be possible . They were semi-domesticated once .
But a learned hatred for the human MHC would be a slight no-no .Somebody with a Neanderthal MHC should be able to click talk them . Tuscany or Anatolian . Tuscan hounds or Anatolian sheep dogs will serve as an introduction .
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Death of an Ur-Language"
A team of willing Cape Buffalo , towing a wagon in harness , with a Tuscan or Anatolian herder and Tuscan or Anatolian hounds as intermediaries will really blow my mind . But then , even humans have blown my mind with the Berlin Wall , et al .
Many human diseases in Africa has its roots in the Buffalo animosity .Exterminating them won't help , either . An enemy has to be turned into an ally
Any volunteers ? Only Tuscans or Anatolians with humongous hounds need apply .
Nice doggies .