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Fractality of sensations and the brain health: the theory linking neurodegenerative disorder with distortion of spatial and temporal scale-invariance and fractal complexity of the visible world.

Zueva MV - Front Aging Neurosci (2015)

Bottom Line: The brain is very plastic in its early development, and the plasticity decreases throughout life.Theoretical substantiation of the author's theory is presented.Possible applications and the future research that can experimentally confirm or refute the theoretical concept are considered.

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Affiliation: The Division of Clinical Physiology of Vision, Federal State Budgetary Institution "Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia.

ABSTRACT
The theory that ties normal functioning and pathology of the brain and visual system with the spatial-temporal structure of the visual and other sensory stimuli is described for the first time in the present study. The deficit of fractal complexity of environmental influences can lead to the distortion of fractal complexity in the visual pathways of the brain and abnormalities of development or aging. The use of fractal light stimuli and fractal stimuli of other modalities can help to restore the functions of the brain, particularly in the elderly and in patients with neurodegenerative disorders or amblyopia. Non-linear dynamics of these physiological processes have a strong base of evidence, which is seen in the impaired fractal regulation of rhythmic activity in aged and diseased brains. From birth to old age, we live in a non-linear world, in which objects and processes with the properties of fractality and non-linearity surround us. Against this background, the evolution of man took place and all periods of life unfolded. Works of art created by man may also have fractal properties. The positive influence of music on cognitive functions is well-known. Insufficiency of sensory experience is believed to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of amblyopia and age-dependent diseases. The brain is very plastic in its early development, and the plasticity decreases throughout life. However, several studies showed the possibility to reactivate the adult's neuroplasticity in a variety of ways. We propose that a non-linear structure of sensory information on many spatial and temporal scales is crucial to the brain health and fractal regulation of physiological rhythms. Theoretical substantiation of the author's theory is presented. Possible applications and the future research that can experimentally confirm or refute the theoretical concept are considered.

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Possible directions for future studies based on the theory of ‘Fractality of sensations’ to explore adverse effects of deficit in fractal stimulation.
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Mentions: The presented theory provides the basis to open new directions for scientific studies. These studies primarily should be designed to test the usefulness and validity of the assumptions that are closely related to and follow directly from the declared theoretical relationships. Figures 1 and 2 indicate some directions for future studies based on the theory of ‘Fractality of sensations’ to explore benefits of non-linear stimulation and a scope of its application and adverse effects of deficit in fractal stimulation.


Fractality of sensations and the brain health: the theory linking neurodegenerative disorder with distortion of spatial and temporal scale-invariance and fractal complexity of the visible world.

Zueva MV - Front Aging Neurosci (2015)

Possible directions for future studies based on the theory of ‘Fractality of sensations’ to explore adverse effects of deficit in fractal stimulation.
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Figure 2: Possible directions for future studies based on the theory of ‘Fractality of sensations’ to explore adverse effects of deficit in fractal stimulation.
Mentions: The presented theory provides the basis to open new directions for scientific studies. These studies primarily should be designed to test the usefulness and validity of the assumptions that are closely related to and follow directly from the declared theoretical relationships. Figures 1 and 2 indicate some directions for future studies based on the theory of ‘Fractality of sensations’ to explore benefits of non-linear stimulation and a scope of its application and adverse effects of deficit in fractal stimulation.

Bottom Line: The brain is very plastic in its early development, and the plasticity decreases throughout life.Theoretical substantiation of the author's theory is presented.Possible applications and the future research that can experimentally confirm or refute the theoretical concept are considered.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Division of Clinical Physiology of Vision, Federal State Budgetary Institution "Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia.

ABSTRACT
The theory that ties normal functioning and pathology of the brain and visual system with the spatial-temporal structure of the visual and other sensory stimuli is described for the first time in the present study. The deficit of fractal complexity of environmental influences can lead to the distortion of fractal complexity in the visual pathways of the brain and abnormalities of development or aging. The use of fractal light stimuli and fractal stimuli of other modalities can help to restore the functions of the brain, particularly in the elderly and in patients with neurodegenerative disorders or amblyopia. Non-linear dynamics of these physiological processes have a strong base of evidence, which is seen in the impaired fractal regulation of rhythmic activity in aged and diseased brains. From birth to old age, we live in a non-linear world, in which objects and processes with the properties of fractality and non-linearity surround us. Against this background, the evolution of man took place and all periods of life unfolded. Works of art created by man may also have fractal properties. The positive influence of music on cognitive functions is well-known. Insufficiency of sensory experience is believed to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of amblyopia and age-dependent diseases. The brain is very plastic in its early development, and the plasticity decreases throughout life. However, several studies showed the possibility to reactivate the adult's neuroplasticity in a variety of ways. We propose that a non-linear structure of sensory information on many spatial and temporal scales is crucial to the brain health and fractal regulation of physiological rhythms. Theoretical substantiation of the author's theory is presented. Possible applications and the future research that can experimentally confirm or refute the theoretical concept are considered.

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