At the end of this monograph I would like to thank all those who have
made a significant personal contribution to the creation of this work.
I would like to thank in particular
- my mother, who, despite the modest means with which our family had to
make do, gave me an excellent education and always encouraged and
- to my wife Margitta for the patience with which she put up with the
many thousands of hours of work on this subject. This work would never
have come into being without her benevolent consent,
- my class teacher and mathematics and physics teacher, Mr. Gellendin
from Bad Doberan. He inspired me for the natural sciences, for
mathematics, for physics, for astronomy and encouraged my curiosity,
- my German and Russian teacher, Mrs. Abramowsky from Bad Doberan, who
taught me, who did not speak a word of German when I came to Germany,
the love of the German language, and who was faithful to a humanistic
education at a time when this was not a matter of course,
- my university lecturer, Prof. Porath from Güstrow, who
to think in mathematical categories, directed and encouraged my
curiosity, and who saw mathematics as a means to an end
- my university lecturer, Prof. Estel from Güstrow, who gave
most exciting lectures on physical phenomena I have ever heard in my
- Prof. Ihlefeld from Güstrow, who awakened my interest in
psychology, and who believed that the soul of a person is something
that really exists,
- my doctoral supervisor, Prof. Hans Kaiser from Potsdam, an
outstanding systems theoretician. He taught me to look for a path of
systems theoretical explanation between cause and effect,
- to all those who, with the works, papers and contributions listed in
the bibliography, provided the facts for this theory to emerge.
Expressly included are all contributors, especially the textbooks were
often written by many experts, to whom we would also like to express
- Finally, I would like to thank the experts Prof. Valentino
Braitenberg, Prof. Richard Hahnloser, Prof. Ulrich Ramacher, Prof.
Heinz Wässle, Prof. Karl Zilles and Prof. Günther
took up my occupation with this topic benevolently. Unfortunately,
Prof. Braitenberg was no longer allowed to critically review this work.
May others now do so for him.
Andreas Heinrich Malczan