Posted by Ueli (126.96.36.199) on October 08, 1999 at 12:32:23:
In Reply to: We need instrumentation. posted by Bill McCuistion on October 08, 1999 at 02:36:34:
Ok, to answer your questions:
1) I don't know
2) I don't know
3) I tried to give a (more or less) educated guess
Now, how do we investigate this complicated system?
I think it is out of question to insert some sort of probes to the living brain or hook it up to a gas chromatograph. Even if this could done, it would disturb the delicate system so much, that you would measure something quite different.
The first step must be to learn as much as possible about the chemicals involved and the way they interact with each other.
Next, a mathematical model could be built and investigated how it responds to various disturbances and where its weak (unstable) points are.
Who could do such an investigation?
I wouldn't recommend to try it in your kitchen.
Best would be to find a dedicated clusterhead who is also head of a neurology department at a renowned university, with almost unlimited resources and founds at his disposal.
Maybe you can find such a personality?
I'm afraid, results will not be coming in before the end of the year.
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