Quarterly journal 'Biohistory'

2002 eddition Theme for the year "What is man?"
Biohistory Journal Summer, 2002 Autumn, 2003 Winter, 2002 Spring, 2003

Biohistory Journal, Autumn, 2002 "Humans from the viewpoint of brain"
    Our second issue based on the theme of “What are human beings?” focuses on the brain. In addition to the areas of research that deal directly with the brain, including neurobiology, physiology, and psychology, there are also several research areas whose approach is more from an engineering perspective, including computer simulations and the manufacture of robots.
    We at the Biohistory Journal wish to consider the brain by maintaining a focus on the basics and examining the continuum from the basic ability of living creatures to exchange information with the outside—a trait possessed even by single-cell organisms—to such overarching themes as examining consciousness and the spirit from the perspective of the human brain. Indeed, this gives rise to the question of whether current brain research excessively emphasizes human beings.
    In Dialogue, we confronted this question with Kenichiro Mogi, who uses computers to directly face the problem of the spirit. In Research, two people provide a rather audacious overview of the brain’s structure and function. Dr. Nakata considers thermal convection for the formation of the brain structure as part of his analysis of the brains of bilingual people, while Dr. Ueda envisions a common rhythm when dealing with information from the outside. We present the unique and interesting ideas they have developed from their respective experiments.
    Scientist Library features Dr. Hidesaburo Hanafusa, who discovered cancer genes in normal cells. This researcher describes his ideas and how this is related to the contemporary age in the course of his important research into viruses, cancer, and genes.
(Keiko Nakamura)
 Dialogue -Making the concept of Biohistory more concrete through dialogue
Prof. Jun-ichi Tsujii & Keiko Nakamura
Is the human brain special? 
Kenichiro Mogi, Researcher
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
Keiko Nakamura,
Gneral Director, JT Biohistory Research Hall
 Research -Biohistory through the latest research
The structure and function of the brain
Does a slime fungus have intelligence?
Tetsuo Ueda, Professor
Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
The structure and function of the brain
Requirements of humans: brain, language and music
Tsutomu Nakata, Professor
Brain Research Institute, Niigata University
 Scientist Library -Biohistory through people
From research of virus to discovery of the oncogene  Takashi Sugimura
Hidesaburo Hanafusa, Director
Osaka Bioscience Institute
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