Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 21, Iss. 4, October, 2017, pp. 485-504
@2017 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences

 
 
 

Isotopic Self-Organization as an Informational Factor in Biological Systems

Alexander A. Berezin, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Vladimir V. Gridin, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), Haifa, Israel

Abstract: We outline possible effects of isotopic randomness and isotopic self-organization (isotopicity) for biology, genetics, neurodynamics and conscious-ness. Prime ideas are (a) isotopic genetic code based on isotopic permutations in genomes, and (b) catalytic effects of decays of radioactive isotopes in physiology and psychology. We discuss the reasons why these ideas are presently severely under-appreciated by the biomedical research community. We propose some steps to foster interest in isotopic effects in biology.

Keywords: isotopes, genetic code, radioactivity, randomness, self-organization