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Machine generated contents note: pt. I WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED "ME"? -- ch. 1 Brief Overview of the Entire Human Body: Six Levels of Organization -- Atomic scale: the human body is written in the key of "C" (carbon) -- Combinations of atoms: the molecular level of anatomical organization (musical "notes") -- Cellular level of organization: the functional unit of life -- Human body fluids and fluid distribution -- Tissue level of organization: building an entire body -- Organ level of anatomical organization -- System level of organization: "orchestrating" an entire living human being -- final thought -- ch. 2 Living Engine/Instrument -- isothermal living engine -- alimentary (digestive) system -- respiratory system -- circulatory system -- Anatomical exhaust systems -- Major anatomical features of the renal-urological system -- Some closing remarks -- ch. 3 Mobile Engine/Instrument -- Our optimized living engine -- Levers and principles of leverage -- Principles of balance and equilibrium -- ch. 4 Digital Living Engine/Instrument -- anatomical unit of information processing: the polarized neuron -- physiologic units of information processing: neurotransmitters -- Anatomical features of the three nervous systems -- Some closing remarks -- ch. 5 Sentient Living Engine/Instrument -- sensory system -- Various forms of energy, and the biological sensory receptors (ceptors) that respond to them -- Sensory nerves -- special senses (exteroception) -- general senses of extero and interoception -- "Paw-to-jaw" reflexes, additional general senses, and "vital signs" -- ch. 6 Responsive but Stationary Living Engine/Instrument -- Stationarity -- What the organism is responding to: the concepts of error signals and sensory integration -- elements of knowledge embedded in principles of physiologic information processing and sensory integration -- ch. 7 Controlled Living Engine/Instrument -- Physiologic control signals -- endocrine system of ductless glands -- autonomic nervous system revisited -- immune system -- Some closing remarks -- pt. II HOW DOES "ME" WORK? -- ch. 8 Motivated Living Engine/Instrument -- Bad stress! -- Sources of bad stress -- Survival of the self: the enduring living engine/instrument -- Survival of the species: the perpetuating living engine/instrument -- Survival of the "soul": the spiritual living engine/instrument -- ch. 9 Anthropocentric Living Engine/Instrument -- human search for knowledge, and through it, truth, and power -- Knowledge can empower one to fulfill the need to control one's own destiny -- human search for self, and through it, identity: will the real you please stand up? -- human search for relationships: the need to be validated -- One's search for identity can be greatly enhanced by exploiting the human need for self-expression -- One's search for identity and relationships can be greatly enhanced by exploiting the human need for recreation -- bit of perspective -- ch. 10 Human Information Technology System for Handling/Processing and Managing Data and Information -- Information-processing paradigm in the central nervous system -- Human consciousness -- Information-processing rates -- physiology of relativity -- Some closing remarks, and a reprise on the fundamental elements of knowledge -- ch. 11 Body in Time -- Biorhythms -- "tsunami" of information to deal with? -- Some concluding observations -- ch. 12 Physiologic Optimization Schemes, Among Them Adaptation Mechanisms -- general principle of physiologic adaptation -- physiological adaptation paradigm -- Conditioning: something else to think about -- ch. 13 Anatomical Design Criteria, Among Them Self-Similarity: The Body in Space -- Anatomical, geometrical self-similarity -- Extrapolating from physical geometry to temporal relationships -- Musical intervals -- Consonance and dissonance -- Communication among neurons: coupled oscillations and synchronization (resolution) -- Noise! -- Anatomical design principle Number 12: decussation -- Anatomical design principle number 13: lateralization -- Some closing remarks -- ch. 14 Recapitulation, Summary, and Music Therapy Perspective -- paradigm reviewed and developed further -- Control level 1 Things you are "stuck with," like it or not -- Control level 2 Things over which you have very minimal, limited control, regardless of how hard you try -- Control level 3 Things over which you have substantial control -- Control level 4 Things over which you have total control -- From theory to practice -- First figure out what's wrong -- Second, do something about it! -- Finally, track and evaluate how well you and the client are doing -- In summary.
Table of Contents for: Basic anatomy and physiology for the mus