I deal with the natural biophysical substrate of visual perception and visual imagery.The main goal of my research is to prove that intrinsic pictures can be emerged by redox and biophoton processes in retinotopically organized cytochrome oxidase rich neurons of visual areas during visual imagery, visual hallucination, and REM dream pictures within the brain. You can read some of my papers on this website.
I do not claim to solve the secret of consciousness, but propose that the evolution in the higher levels of complexity made possible the intrinsic picture representation of the external visual world by regulated redox and bioluminescent biophotons in the visual system during visual perception and visual imagery.
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Chemical and bioengineer, PhD doctorandus at Semmelweis University, Member of Hungarian Biochemical Society,
Associate professor at Vision Research Institute, 428 Great Road Suite 11, Acton, MA 01720 USA
Bókkon I, Vimal RLP, Wang C, Dai J, Salari V, Grass F, Antal I. (2011) Visible light induced delayed bioluminescence as a possible origin of negative afterimage. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B Biology
Rahnama M, Tuszynski J, Bókkon I, Cifra M, Sardar P, Salari V. (2011) Emission of mitochondrial biophotons and their effect on electrical activity of membrane via microtubules. J Integr Neurosci. DOI: 10.1142/S0219635211002622
Wang, Bókkon, Dai, Antal. (2011) Spontaneous and visible light-induced photon emission from rat eyes. Brain Res. DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2010.10.077.
Bókkon, Salari, Tuszynski. (2011) Emergence of intrinsic representations of images by feedforward and feedback processes and bioluminescent photons in early retinotopic areas: Toward biophysical homunculus by an iterative model. J Integ Neurosci. In press.
Bókkon I, Antal I. (2010) Schizophrenia: redox regulation and volume transmission. Current Neuropharmacology 8, In press.
Bókkon I, Salari V, Tuszynski J, Antal I. (2010) Estimation of the number of biophotons involved in the visual perception of a single-object image: Biophoton intensity can be considerably higher inside cells than outside J. Photochem. Photobiol. B Biology 100, 160-166.
Bókkon I, Vimal RLP. (2010). Implications on visual apperception: energy, duration, structure and synchronization. BioSystems 101, 1-9.
Bókkon I, Dai J, Antal I. (2010) Picture representation during REM dreams: A redox molecular hypothesis. BioSystems. 100, 79-86.
Bókkon I, Vimal RLP. (2009) Retinal phosphenes and discrete dark noises in rods: a new biophysical framework. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biology. 96, 255-259.
Bókkon I. (2009) Visual perception and imagery: a new hypothesis. BioSystems 96, 178-184.
Bókkon I, D'Angiulli A. (2009) Emergence and transmission of visual awareness through optical coding in the brain: A redox molecular hypothesis on visual mental imagery. Bioscience Hypotheses 2, 226-232.
Banaclocha MA, Bókkon I, Banaclocha HM. (2010) Long-term memory in brain magnetite. Medical Hypotheses. 74, 254-257.
Bókkon I. Salari V. (2010) Information storing by biomagnetites. Journal of Biological Physics. 36, 109-120.
Bókkon I. (2008) Phosphene phenomenon: a new concept. BioSystems 92, 168-174.
Bókkon I. (2006) Dream pictures, neuroholography and the laws of physics. Journal of Sleep Research. Vol. 15, Supplement I. Abstract. p:187.
Bókkon I. (2005) Dreams and Neuroholography: An interdisciplinary interpretation of development of homeotherm state in evolution. Sleep and Hypnosis 7, 61-76.
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Nyíri is a philosopher. There are still many people who believe that humans think primarily in words. I often think visually, especially higher level thoughts. This sometimes occurs in some of my dreams. For example, if I read something highly scientific that has a lot of complex math in it - math that I don't understand while I'm reading the article, I am likely to have a dream about the topic of the article, and in my dream, the math is represented visually. This is not easily put into words.
I remember reading an article about the "shape of sounds". From what I recall, people were asked to listen to sounds from instruments shaped like a circle, a triangle, etc.. Without knowing the shape of the instruments, they were able to correctly detect the shapes.
It would be interesting to know what sort of things were going on in their brains!