ISSN 1214-0287 (on-line), ISSN 1214-021X (printed)
J Appl Biomed
Volume 9 (2011), No 2, p 63-102
DOI 10.2478/v10136-009-0023-7

Congruent biospheric and solar-terrestrial cycles

Germaine Cornelissen, Patricia Grambsch, Robert Bruce Sothern, George Katinas, Kuniaki Otsuka, Franz Halberg

Address: Germaine Cornelissen, Halberg Chronobiology Center, University of Minnesota - MMC 8609, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 5545, USA

Received 6th March 2010.
Revised 29th June 2010.
Published online 27th July 2010.

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Selective congruence, namely a pairing of various biospheric cycles of certain frequencies with different environmental ones and further selectivity of phase behavior at the given frequency characterize an ultradian to infradian, prominently circadian transdisciplinary spectrum. Diseases documented among others to be influenced by the cosmos range from individuals' strokes to populations' crime and terrorism, conditions studied by chronomics as time structures (chronomes). Methods of investigation include the extended cosinor allowing for the added estimation of the period with a measure of uncertainty, as well as global and gliding spectral windows complemented by chronobiologic serial sections. These methods estimate, each of them with uncertainties, changes as a function of time in weather on earth and in space on the one hand and in human personal and broader affairs on the other. They further map features of these time structures that may change as a function of time in a logically consistent way. Associations of several biological time series with physical environmental variables are presented herein, as are methods used for their investigation and a statistical assessment of their congruence.

biosphere; chronome; congruence; cosmos; transdisciplinary approach

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