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Biophysics of the Senses

Tennille D Presley

Description

Biophysics of the Senses connects fundamental properties of physics to biological systems, relating them directly to the human body. It includes discussions of the role of charges and free radicals in disease and homeostasis, how aspects of mechanics impact normal body functions, human bioelectricity and circuitry, forces within the body, and biophysical sensory mechanisms. This is an exciting view of how sensory aspects of biophysics are utilized in everyday life for students who are curious but struggle with the connection between biology and physics.

About Editors

Tennille D Presley, PhD, is a tenured Associate Professor at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). She received her PhD from The Ohio State University and was the first African-American to graduate from the biophysics program. She joined WSSU in 2010 and was recently Visiting Faculty at Brookhaven National Laboratory. She has published more than a dozen articles in free radical research and her current research involves investigating the effect of thermodynamics on free radicals and proteins in a state of vascular dysfunction.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgements / Author biography / Units: the essential tools to all understanding / Mechanics of the body / How physics generates order in the body? / Electrical properties of the body / Free radicals / Cardiac conductivity / The human mind / Physics of nutrition, exercise, and disease / Appendix A

Bibliographic

Paperback ISBN: 9780750328470

Ebook ISBN: 9781681741758

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4111-6

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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