chapter  14
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Asymmetry Functions and Brain Energy Homeostasis

Abstract Living organism is an open nonequillibrium thermodynamic system posesseing many proper­ ties which permit to evade “heat death” . The analysis o f these properties permits one to imagine the general function of asymmetry in the regulation o f energy homeostasis and, in particular, a entropy production level in the organism. Here I suggest a hypothesis about the role of autonomic nervous system laterality in specific functions o f the left and right hemi­ spheres, as well as in regulation of brain energy homeostasis. Investigations of brain asymme­ tries, which are associated with sex and handedness, are considered as confirmations of the proposed hypothesis.