Ondwelle Publications

ABN: 79 755 470 078

29 Charlotte St, Blackburn South 3130, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   (since Aug 2013)
Email:  rrtraill4{at}bigpond·com, rrtraill4{at}hotmail·com

website  ondwelle.com  home page   —   last updated  31 July 2015 = 29th version; — previous change 3 June 2015

Latest change: — Concurrent Roles for the Eye (Passive 'Camera' plus Active Decoder)
— Hence Separate Mechanisms?

Other developments soon

Main theme:  An interdisciplinary attack on hitherto unexplained aspects of Mind and Brain, and the Nervous System in general — paying particular attention to the technical feasibility of new suggestions, and the plausibility of traditional tacit assumptions. This latter aspect now involves deep questions of 'Scientific Method' and other aspects of 'Knowledge-Theory'.

Secondary theme:  History of Electromagnetic physics (including translations).

Books (printed, and also as ".pdf" files):

  1. Mind and Micro-Mechanism:  a hunt for the missing theory (.pdf)  *
    ISBN 0-9577737-0-6     R.R.Traill (1999)        
  2. Physics and Philosophy of the Mind:  some new insights in an extended neuro-project (.pdf)  *
    ISBN 0-9577737-1-4     R.R.Traill (2000)      

Printed — $25 Australian (AUD) — now all-inclusive (free of postage and tax).

* Online .pdf versions
No charge for temporary screen display only.   For other usages please consult CAL at
info@copyright.com.au   (Tel.: +61 2 9394 7600;   Fax: +61 2 9394 7601)

Online Thesis 2   —   Anna-Marie Cushan (1983/2014).

Investigations into Facts and Values — Groundwork for a theory of moral conflict resolution

[Or via a direct key-in of   www.ondewelle.com/ValueJudgements.pdf ]

    Many people still believe that, by using specially privileged logical strategies, we can get to perfect certainty — at least on some issues. Until the 1970s, many philosophers thought that too; but they eventually agreed this was a mistake because those special strategies can never be rigorously justified, so they lose that supposed privilege.
    However without such pretentions, we all make many everyday decisions, and often in a reasonable way despite the admitted uncertainties and biases. So how do we do it?
    And are those traditional 'logical' arguments just one end of this 'everyday' scale — rather than being within a world of their own as previously supposed?   If so, it becomes especially important to better understand those 'non-deductive' strategies; and that is the objective of Dr.Cushan's thesis, which can be seen as having two phases of this argument:

Online Thesis 1   —   R. R. Traill (1978/2006).

Available below as seven pdf-files (2006), — or as just TWO files (Part B + The remaining 203pp) via Brunel University Research Archive (BURA):   http://hdl.handle.net/2438/729

"Molecular Explanation for Intelligence — including its growth, maintenance, and failings"

Ondwelle Short Monographs

(No.18) "Concurrent Roles for the Eye
(Passive 'Camera' plus Active Decoder)
— Hence Separate Mechanisms?"

               (R.R.Traill — July, 2015)      pdf letter-in-reply

(No.16, French version) "Une base moléculaire du 'schème' piagetien (le code de la mémoire):   Quelques implications surprenantes"
               (R.R.Traill — Juin/Juillet, 2012)      PowerPoint Presentation      pdf notes+references

(No.16, English version) "A molecular basis for Piaget's 'scheme' (as memory-code): Some surprising implications"
"                (R.R.Traill — June/July, 2012)      PowerPoint Presentation      pdf notes+references

(No.16, German version) "Eine molekulare Grundlage für Piagets Schème (als Gedächtnis-Code): Einige überraschende Auswirkungen"
               (R.R.Traill — Jan, 2013)      PowerPoint Presentation

(No.16, Indonesian version) "Dasar molekuler untuk Piaget-'schème' (sabagai memori-kode): Beberapa implikasi mengejutkan "
               (R.R.Traill — Jan, 2013)      PowerPoint Presentation

(No.16, Spanish version) "Una base molecular para 'schème' de Piaget (como codigo de memoria): Algunas implicaciones sorprendentes "
               (R.R.Traill — Jan, 2014)      PowerPoint Presentation

(No.16, Thai version) "- - "
               (R.R.Traill — Jan, 2014)      PowerPoint Presentation


(No.14) "Meaningful UV and IR photon-exchange within bio-tissue? — Interdisciplinary evidence, and a new way to view asbestos toxicity"
               (R.R.Traill October 2010)      .pdf

— or link to its sequel in Journal of Physics:
"Coherent Infra-Red as logically necessary to explain Piagetian psychology
and neuro-microanatomy — Two independent corroborations for
Gurwitsch’s findings, and the importance of coherent theory"

(No.15) "The theoretical case that some asbestos fibres could trigger cancer optically, while others act mechanically"
               (R.R.Traill Mid-November 2010)      .pdf

— or link to its sequel in Journal of Physics:
"Asbestos as ‘toxic short-circuit’ optic-fibre for UV within the cell-net:
— Likely roles and hazards for secret UV and IR metabolism"


  • (No.1) Strange regularities in the geometry of myelin nerve-insulation — a possible single cause
    (R.R.Traill March 2005)         .htm     .pdf

  • (No.2) Thinking by Molecule, Synapse, or both? — from Piaget's Schema, to the Selecting/Editing of ncRNA
    (R.R.Traill April 2005, augmented Feb. 2008)      .htm   .pdf
    • Or in French: Penser par Molecule, par synapse, ou toutes les deux ? — Du schéma de Piaget, à la sélection/rédaction du ARNnc
      (August/ août, 2008)         .pdf

  • (No.3) How Popperian positivism killed a good-but-poorly-presented theory
               — insect communication by infrared   
    (R.R.Traill December 2005)         .rtf     .pdf       + see  conference version:

    • (No.9) Critique of the 1977 debate on infra-red 'olfaction' in insects
                 — (Diesendorf vs. P.S.Callahan).
       [from Conference of the Australian Entomological Society, Sep.2008]    
      (R.R.Traill October 2008)         .rtf     .pdf

  • (No.4) Thinking as mental model-building:
               a Piagetian-cum-mechanistic explanation of the 'engram'   
    (Brunel Monograph #12)
                   (R.R.Traill April 1975 — with 2007 annotations/links)      

  • (No.5) The gulf between behavioural psychology and fundamental physiology:
               a systematic attempt to bridge the gap   
    (Brunel Monograph #15)
                   (R.R.Traill April 1976 — with 2007 annotations/links)      

  • (No.6) Short papers and letters on the 'linear micro-element' theory of mental mechanism:
               and related questions of scientific method   
    (Brunel Monograph #18)
                   (R.R.Traill October 1976 — with 2007 links and new extended preface)      

  • (No.10) "The case that mammalian intelligence is based on sub-molecular coding and fibre-optic capabilities of myelinated nerve axons",
    from  Speculations in Science and Technology, vol 11(3), pages 173-181.
                   (R.R.Traill 1988 / June 2009)      .pdf
    also:  Supplement with   (i) Alphabetical listing of the references, and   (ii) sample translations  --   .pdf

  • (No.11) "A Radiation Theory Of The Assembling Of Moths",
    from  The Entomologist, vol 93(1165-1166), pages 113-117, 133-137.
                   (E.R.Laithwaite 1960 / September 2009)      .pdf

  • (No.12) "Real Mechanisms for Natural-Thought? — The History of an in-depth Analysis"
                   (R.R.Traill December 2009 — 32pp.)      .pdf


              Publicly-evolving draft, criticism encouraged:

  • (No.8) Problems with Economic Rationalism — Psychology, Green-issues, and Jobs
    (R.R.Traill, first issued 23 Nov 2007)         Latest version (Dec 2008 — but now again under review):     .pdf


History of Electromagnetic Theory

  • On the equations of the electromagnetic field for moving bodies   /
    Ueber die Gleichungen des elektromagnetischen Feldes für bewegte Körper
    — by Emil Cohn (1902), Annalen der Physik (series 4), 7(1), 29-56;
        — plus his reply to Wien's criticism: (1904 May) ibid. 14(6), 208.
    Parallel English/German text (10 August 2008)        Cohn.pdf
  • On the differential equations of the electrodynamics for moving bodies   /
    Über die Differentialgleichungen der Elektrodynamik für bewegte Körper
    — by W.Wien (1904 March), Annalen der Physik (series 4), 13(4), 650-662, and 663-668.
    Parallel English/German text (11 August 2008)        Wien.pdf

  • Miscellaneous