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dc.contributor.authorFrantišek Baluška
dc.contributor.authorKen Yokawa
dc.contributor.authorStefano Mancuso
dc.contributor.authorKeith Baverstock
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-26T10:04:39Z
dc.date.available2018-02-26T10:04:39Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6166
dc.description.abstractAnesthesia and consciousness represent 2 mysteries not only for biology but also for physics and philosophy. Although anesthesia was introduced to medicine more than 160 y ago, our understanding of how it works still remains a mystery. The most prevalent view is that the human brain and its neurons are necessary to impose the effects of anesthetics. However, the fact is that all life can be anesthesized. Numerous theories have been generated trying to explain the major impact of anesthetics on our human-specific consciousness; switching it off so rapidly, but no single theory resolves this enduring mystery. The speed of anesthetic actions precludes any direct involvement of genes. Lipid bilayers, cellular membranes, and critical proteins emerge as the most probable primary targets of anesthetics. Recent findings suggest, rather surprisingly, that physical forces underlie both the anesthetic actions on living organisms as well as on consciousness in general.en
dc.language.isoENen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunicative & Integrative Biologyen
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19420889.2016.1238118en
dc.rightsCC BY-NC http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en
dc.subjectanesthesiaen
dc.subjectanestheticsen
dc.subjectconsciousnessen
dc.subjectetheren
dc.subjectethyleneen
dc.subjectgenesen
dc.subjectlipidsen
dc.subjectmembranesen
dc.subjectplantsen
dc.subjectxenonen
dc.titleUnderstanding of anesthesia - why consciousness is essential for life and not based on genesen
dc.description.versionpublished versionen
dc.contributor.departmentYmpäristö- ja biotieteiden laitos / Toimintaen
uef.solecris.id44105226en
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.rights.accessrights© Authorsen
dc.relation.doi10.1080/19420889.2016.1238118en
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerRevieweden
dc.relation.articlenumbere1238118en
dc.relation.issn1942-0889en
dc.relation.issue6en
dc.relation.volume9en
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessen
dc.type.okmA1en
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
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