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Christa W. van Tellingen M.D.
Language of document: English
Title in English: Biochemistry, from the series: Bolks' Companions: [Student version]
Abstract / summary in English:
Biochemistry offers insight into the continuous changes within the human organism. But can we maintain awareness of the coherence of the (changing) organism as we study the details? How can the many processes be understood as prototypical aspects of a unique organism? Is there a relation between biochemical processes in the single organism and processes in nature as a whole?
The scope of the answers to these questions can be enhanced by using a combination of the current scientific method and a phenomenological method developed specifically to research the coherence of processes within living organisms. The current scientific method is used to discover biological facts. The phenomenological approach helps us in finding the meaning of the facts.
What emerges is a new grasp of the interrelations between biological processes, consciousness, psychology, and behavior.