Accession Number : ADP002099

Title :   'The Brain is the Organ of Longevity': Introduction to G. A. Sacher's Free-Energy Hypothesis of Life-Span Enhancement,

Corporate Author : VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER KANSAS CITY MO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND RADIOLOGY LABS

Personal Author(s) : Justesen,D. R.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : No experiment reported to date constitutes an adequate test in the sense of supplying comprehensive information on survival time, metabolic rate, food consumption and utilization, body mass, anatomical integrity (especially that of the skeletal and nervous systems), status of the immune and endocrine systems, and physiological and behavioral competence in the wake of chronic exposure to a moderately thermalizing radio field. Some reports do provide data on one or more of the important end points, usually in association with a single exposure or a limited number of brief exposures. One must distinguish between prolongation of life in senescence and enhancement of longevity based on actual retardation of the rate of aging. More, retardation of aging, if sorely taxed at the expense of quality of living, is no bargain. Some hibernators live relatively long lives, but the torpor of hibernation--a prolonged period of somnolence and greatly reduced metabolic activity--is hardly the stuff of a vibrant psychological existence.

Descriptors :   *Microwaves, *Life span(Biology), Symposia, Metabolism, Rates, Brain, Mass, Physiological effects, Genetics, Irradiation, Mice, Aging(Physiology)

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