The Homeostatic Significance of the Death-Life Cycle Dynamics in Mental Functions

  • Wolfgang Luthe


How do self-regulatory brain mechanisms handle the issue of death? We here limit our discussion to the data which concern the death of oneself, distinguishing between the dynamics of death as a personal issue and the complementary mental dynamics involving the death of others.


Autogenic Therapy Psychophysiologic Reaction Mental Dynamic Sport Accident Natural Brain 
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  1. Luthe, W. Autogenic Therapy, Vols. V and VI. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1970, 1973.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Luthe
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  1. 1.Oskar Vogt InstituteUniversity of DüsseldorfDüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany

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