Text Homeostasis

AuthorDan Balanescu
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2016
Text Homeostasis
Dan Balanescu1
Abstract: Article intend to formulate in terms of problematization and to present the theoretical
framework available that allows enunciation of following working hypothesis: “Identifying a necessary
cause intervening as in an impersonal communication and leading to a “movement” of the mind of the
Keywords: homeostasis; impersonal communication; cognitive tension.
1. From Biochemical Balance to the Birth Of Self-Consciousness
1.1. The Etymology and Evolution of “Homeostasis” Concept
Homeostasis: homoeos (similar) + stasis (motionless), is the property of a system whose variables are
adjusted so that the internal state of the system remains stable and relatively constant.
The concept of a regulatory mechanism of the body in terms of balance begins in ancient Indian
medicine Ayurveda, being taken over by the Greeks and Romans in the thesis of the four “humors”
(four bodily fluids) that regulates health and temperament.
In the 17th century French physiologist Claude Bernard takes over a nd change the concept in what he
called “interior milieu” (Gross, 1998) principle which ensures the stability of low environmental
stability extracellular fluids.
Bernard's intervention is important beyond physiological dimension thanks to statement: “Stability of
interior environment provide freedom and independence of life”. (Bernard, 1974) This statement
shows the necessary cause of this phenomenon.
In 1926, American physiologist Walter Bradford Cannon takes over and popularized Bernard’s theory
in his book “Physiological regulation of normal states: some attempts postulates concerning biological
homeostatic” and especially in “The wisdom of the body” – 1932, in which states that the emotional
expressions are the result of hypothalamus structures, emotional feeling emotional results from
stimulation of Dorsal Thalamus.
Bradford impose term “homeostasis” and discover “fight or flight” reflex, on which I will return later
to correlate Freudian psychology concepts of “displacement” and “condensation” with Poetic function
in communication and with metaphor and metonymy concept.
1 Undergraduate, Danubius University of Galati, Faculty of Communication Sciences and International Relations, Romania,
Address: 3 Galati Blvd, 800654, Galati, Romania, Tel.: +40372361102, Fax: +40372331290, Corresponding author:

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