Solar plasma is responsible for ultraviolet radiation. Sunspots produce large amounts of UV. The sunspot cycle is a repeating pattern beyond the ~11 year Schwabe cycle.
Let me bring that crazy little photon hitting a molecule of cholesterol and re-ordering the molecule into vitamin D into the real world for you.
First a couple of studies of how maternal vitamin D deficiency alters the brain of the off spring...
Developmental Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk of Schizophrenia: A 10-Year Update
John J. McGrath*,1,2,3, Thomas H. Burne1,2, François Féron4, Allan Mackay-Sim5 and Darryl W. Eyles1,2
There is an urgent need to generate and test candidate risk factors that may explain gradients in the incidence of schizophrenia. Based on clues from epidemiology, we proposed that developmental vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the risk of developing schizophrenia. This hypothesis may explain diverse epidemiological findings including season of birth, the latitude gradients in incidence and prevalence, the increased risk in dark-skinned migrants to certain countries, and the urban-rural gradient. Animal experiments demonstrate that transient prenatal hypovitaminosis D is associated with persisting changes in brain structure and function, including convergent evidence of altered dopaminergic function. A recent case-control study based on neonatal blood samples identified a significant association between neonatal vitamin D status and risk of schizophrenia. This article provides a concise summary of the epidemiological and animal experimental research that has explored this hypothesis.
So for a moment assume that low serum vitamin D in the mother affects brain development of the fetus. What implications are there and what evidence.Developmental vitamin D deficiency alters dopamine turnover in neonatal rat forebrain
JP Kesby, X Cui, P Ko, JJ McGrath, THJ Burne… - Neuroscience …, 2009 - Elsevier
... Although all such genes appeared minimally affected by maternal diet, we chose HPRT for ... We report, for the first time, that prenatal vitamin D deficiency is associated with altered DA ... results may have implications for the altered behaviour and response to psychotic agents in ...
Jump to a culture where not exposing skin is the cultural norm. Over many generations what happens to the behavior of the off spring based on the above?
Keep in mind that sertonin levels in the brain are driven by vitamin D levels.
So what happens when low vitamin D due to environmental or sociolgical conditions makes serotonin levels plunge...
Does this sound like any dysfunctional part of the globe where food is not fortified with vitamin D, nor do they expose skin to UV to produce it natually?Special Article
Violence and Serotonin: Influence of Impulse Control, Affect Regulation, and Social Functioning
Menahem Krakowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Received June 13, 2001; revised May 17, 2002; accepted May 24, 2002. From the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, Address correspondence to Dr. Menahem Krakowski, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, New York. 10962; krakow@NKI.RFMH.org (E-mail).
There has been much interest in the role of serotonin in aggressive behavior during the past two decades, but no simple one-to-one causal relationship has been found between this biological variable and aggression. The influence of serotonin is best analyzed within a broader framework that includes consideration of its role in the inhibition of impulses, the regulation of emotions and social functioning, domains that are closely linked to aggression. Impulsivity and strong emotional states often accompany violent acts. Aggressive individuals are likely to experience general difficulties with impulse control and emotional regulation, and they show impaired social cognition and affiliation. Serotonergic dysfunction will influence aggression differently, depending on the individual's impulse control, emotional regulation, and social abilities. Yet, aggressive acts occur in a broader social context. As such, serotonergic function has an effect not only on the individual but also on the group dynamics, and it is in turn influenced by these dynamics. Whether aggression will occur when serotonin dysfunction is present will depend on individual differences as well as the overall social context.
I infer there are parts of the world which have a biological problem masqueading as a cultural problem, brought on by cultural conventions, when the true reality is that there is a biological problm, not a cultural one. The culture is a shadow of the biological problem.
So the photons of the sun literally steer cultures via vitamin D and a domino effect on brain development and functioning.
A really interesting aspect to look at is how magnetic fields affect our circadian rhythms including serum vitamin D (vitamin D not a vitamin, D is a hormone) and how chaotic solar periods disturb our circadian rhythms.
We are now approaching or just entering a choatic solar period (Gleissberg solar cycle turning point) and I ask is the world behaving oddly?
Below they are close, but no cigar...
Does it make sense that behavoior should change based on UVR changes in the sun, or self imposed UVR changes by culture?Chaotic solar cycles modulate the incidence and severity of mental illness
George E Davis Jr.a, Walter E Lowellb1
Received 18 August 2003; accepted 10 November 2003.
This paper hypothesizes that the intensity of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the Sun predisposes humans to polygenic mutation fostering major mental illness (MMI) and other disorders of neurodevelopment. In addition, the variation in the intensity of this radiation acts to stress immune systems, possibly mediated by cytokines, resulting in variable clinical expressions of mental illness and autoimmune disorders. Organisms can adapt to chronic high-intensity UVR by producing melanin and by retaining various pigments. We found that 28% of 11-year solar cycles produce particularly severe solar flares during which UVR is 300% more intense and hence more damaging than normal. Out of a total of six severe cycles in the past 250 years, four have occurred in the past 55 years, possibly explaining the apparent increase in the incidence of MMI in recent decades. UVR is 10 times more mutagenic than ionizing radiation to nuclear DNA, and especially damaging to mitochondrial DNA. However, variable light as manifested by seasons stresses adaptability to UVR, possibly through an immune mechanism. We show that the region of the Earth having the most UVR, relative to the most variation in that light, is at 54±∼10° (N or S) latitude. Therefore, the most potential damage from sunlight occurs between the Equator and the Poles, not at the Equator itself. The human brain, our most important organ of adaptability, must be able to survive environmental variation, with successful matching to the environment resulting in adaptation. Unsuccessful adaptation to UVR (and possibly other types of radiation) results in mutation, which can produce neuro-chemical abnormalities manifested by MMI. We postulate that the combination of intensity and variation in UVR serves as a global modulator of MMI.
As I say, from sunspots to human culture it is all about plasma interacting with magnetic fields. Phi - the path of least resistance taken by energy in a semi closed system. Behaviour - the path of least resistance taken by culture in a semi closed system.
The sociological expression of the 80/20 rule, Pareto Principle (or "The trivial many and the vital few") become fused with phi down to a biological level.
Plasma in the end drives culture as it drives all things.