Accession Number : AD0635955

Title :   A STUDY IN MOLECULAR SENSATION.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual rept.

Corporate Author : TUFTS UNIV MEDFORD MASS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Batteau, Dwight W. ; Hemmes,William M.

Report Date : 24 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The hypothesis is posed that organic sensation is provided by shifting the probability of transition of electrons from excited states to the ground state in organic molecules. Also hypothesized is that the action potentials observed are metabolic artifacts and not carriers of sensory signals. A description of applicable theory and two experiments are presented, as well as a few abstracted corollary remarks from the literature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES), (*MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, PERCEPTION), ELECTRON TRANSITIONS, PROBABILITY, GROUND STATE, NERVE IMPULSES, THEORY

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE