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daan daanBACHvdb at wins.uva.nl
Sat Nov 13 21:07:35 EST 1999


Excuse me...



What the HELL are you talking about?



kenneth Collins schreef:
> 
> There's an article in the 6Nov99 issue of _Science News_, "Does March
> Madness need a time-out?", reported by "J.T" (J. Travis(?)), p303.
> 
> the article reports on analysis that shows that basketball teams that
> travel 2 or more 'time' zones suffer a performance deficit.
> 
> it's mentioned that such observable deficits are the result of so-called
> 'circadian rhythms' getting out of phase, due to the 'time' differential
> that's imposed by traveling accross 'time' zones... the athletes get
> 'jet lag'.
> 
> while i agree that the observation is important, and that coaches should
> take it into consideration, especially when Championships are
> on-the-line, the notion of it being the desynchronization of so-called
> 'circadian rhythms' is NQI ('not quite it').
> 
> what's actually happening is that the functionality of the TD
> E/I-minimization mechanisms occurs along a information-processing-depth
> continuum, that runs from relatively short-term, 'quick & dirty' and
> ephemeral information-processing depth, to relatively long-term, elegant
> & precise, long-lasting information-processing depth.
> 
> in 'normal' circumstances, things along this
> information-processing-depth continuum are fit into the experiential
> realities that individuals routinely encounter, with the overall
> energy-flow capacity of a nervous system being 'divied-up' among the
> various TD E/I-minimization mechanisms, short-term to long-term, in a
> way that fits into one's routine experiential circumstances.
> 
> but, in our 'modern times', when one travels across 'time' zones, one
> adjusts one's wristwatch to the 'time', but the TD E/I-minimization
> mechanisms are still partitioning the nervous system's energy-flow
> capacity in their routine way.
> 
> this results in the work of the relatively-long-term energy-flow
> dynamics being left incomplete, which further results in an
> artificially-induced TD E/I(up) condition that's 'foreign' to the
> short-term TD E/I-minimization mechanisms, but with which they must,
> nevertheless, deal.
> 
> (everything here is, BTW, discussed in AoK. see, in particular, Ap7.)
> 
> these crappy little, disconnected things like so-called 'circadian
> rhythms' exist all over the place in the literature, fractured,
> non-unified, misleading folks.
> 
> please get it straight. everything within nervous systems is 'just' TD
> E/I-minimization... inverse-wdb2t.
> 
> K. P. Collins

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