Norman Allan
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lipid membranes

cell membranes ~ plasma membranes ~ bipolar lipid walls ~ "world sheets"


the vibrating membranes seperating the waters of our interiors.

Thanks to Dennis Kunkel   Copyright 1999 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.


living systems are made up of two sols, two waters,
an inner (intracellular) and an outer (extracellular fluid compartment)
separated by cell walls, lipid membranes or "plasma membranes". 

The lipid "plasma" membranes also help structure the intracellular space
as a "reticulum" of membranes in which things happen
(things like the nucleus and mitochondria).  

living systems, tissues, are a network of membranes and waters
do the lipid membranes vibrate?
they pulse ions
between the waters
(the inside and outside waters)

The intracellular waters have K+ Mg++ PO4---
The extracellular compartment has Na+ Ca++ Cl-
A sodium potassium ATPase "pump" moves Na+ out of and K+ into the cell
and this creates an electrical potential across the membrane.
Then the cell responds to the world by letting sodium back in
and potassium out
so there is an electrical, ionic pulsing
along the membrane

Living systems, cells, are like the inner stem world
the inner dimensions, in that
energymatter exists there as membranes.

the living world is (in part) membranous
     planar lipid membranes - 2D

and the neural nets of the cerebral cortex
are planar matrices
membranes of pulsing electric potentials.
(they do much of their analysis, computation,
in planar fields, i.e. visual fields
and audition (just because the cortex is
a planar matrix)

and the inner stem world
where matterenergy is membranous

all these vibrating pulsing membranes

which resonate where?