Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Grechenko T.N., Kharitonov A.N., Zhegallo A.V. Electrical signs in biocommunication

Full text in Russian: Греченко Т.Н., Харитонов А.Н., Жегалло А.В. Электрические знаки биокоммуникаций
Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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We studied electrical information channel which effectively operates in living organisms of different evolutionary levels, from bacteria to humans. It was assumed that to clarify the functional significance of the electrical activity not only the oscillation frequency is essential, but also the temporal structure of their sequences, the specific pattern that determines the level of activity of an organism. We registered the electrical activity in the cyanobacteria Oscillatoria terebriformis and Geitlerinema sp, the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the ciliates Paramecia caudatum, the  leech Hirudo medicinalis, the mollusk Helix lucorum, the spawn of frog Rana temporaria and eggs of estuary shrimp Artemia salina. Spectral analysis using a fast Fourier transform and the autocorrelation analysis revealed that the patterns registered from the same object are numerous and have different structure. The patterns are stable and repeatable in registrations from different specimens of the same species. The same pattern is reproduced many times in one and the same object. Patterns identical in structure were found in biological objects of different evolutionary level. It is supposed that the temporal structures of the oscillatory activity are biologically conservative and may be biological constants unchanging in evolution.

Keywords: biocommunication, oscillations, electrical activity, pattern, periodogram, autocorrelation

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, state task 0159-2015-0004 and 0159-2015-0012.


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Received 27 August 2015. Date of publication: 27 February 2016.

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Grechenko Tatiana N. Ph.D., Leading Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Yaroslavskaya, 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
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Kharitonov Aleksandr N. Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Yaroslavskaya, 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
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Zhegallo Aleksandr V. Ph.D., Research Associate, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Yaroslavskaya, 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
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Grechenko T.N., Kharitonov A.N., Zhegallo A.V. Electrical signs in biocommunication. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 45, p. 12. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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