[Fis] Emotion & The Immune System

Karl Javorszky karl.javorszky at gmail.com
Fri May 10 12:32:42 CEST 2024

We show our respect and empathy by keeping a week of silence.
May our feelings support you.

Katherine Peil <ktpeil at outlook.com> schrieb am Fr., 10. Mai 2024, 12:26:

> Dear FIS community,
> Sorry for the silence. Medical crises have transformed to grieving
> processes and Stu and I will be in transit until next week.
> But in the meantime, I’d love to hear some of your thoughts on the role of
> information in the immune system, particularly the innate immune system.
> (Link and pdf attached below).
> My take on the self-regulatory function emotion suggests that the dual
>  “purposes” of self-preservation and adaptive self-development (both
> mediated by Negative ~ Positive categories of emotions) are rooted in
> ancient information signaling and memory systems.
> So a few more questions to ponder:
> How deep does molecular sensing and actuation go? Is any subjectivity
> involved in information processing? At what point is it purely mechanical?
> And once again, where does the semantic value enter the picture? Food vs
> poison? (Yum and Yuk, as Stu would say)? Not-self pathogens? Too hot, too
> cold?
> Why are certain realities “painful”? And what does that tell us about
> “reality” proper?
> With humility and fond affections,
> Kate
> PS Thank you all for the previous comments. (Karl, thanks for your
> detailed offering on The Tao of Numbers. I hope we can find that common
> language.)
> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01274-3?utm_source=Live*Audience&utm_campaign=a5697c9afa-nature-briefing-daily-20240508&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b27a691814-a5697c9afa-50138668__;Kw!!D9dNQwwGXtA!URXLpbx3CtIn6LvOQKsjFsm9zdphellE30bsmvCAGwueYecCb7z1biQuI5KJpc2tMtYJ77qBMSMDd_OhkfSCXzpKV8A$ 
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01274-3?utm_source=Live*Audience&utm_campaign=a5697c9afa-nature-briefing-daily-20240508&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b27a691814-a5697c9afa-50138668__;Kw!!D9dNQwwGXtA!XViuzu8wz8b4rAglGifwRZ9PYnmrRpTHT_ADAM5P__6NfBruRlDtAGxTguBX7RttK0svYyf7YoqMkWwdFQ$>
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