Dark Matters - Dark Secrets
is a continuing exploration into the area of melanin research. Melanin is commonly known as the substance that produces skin pigmentation, and this book will be valuable to any reader interested in the various effects of pigmented cells in the skin as well as the central nervous system.
Moore divides this book into two parts. In Part One (Dark Matters), a new and exciting perspective on the role of melanin in the skin is presented with a lengthy discussion on the pineal gland and the brain. Essentially, DARK DOES MATTER as a critical factor for the maintenance of life.
In Part Two (Dark Secrets), a biopsychosocial approach is presented to discuss drug addiction and how the drug binding capabilities of melanin can make a person more susceptible to the effects of some drugs.
The reader will obtain a unique outlook on health, nutrition, the human body and learn new concepts related to the most complex entity in the universe, the brain. The emphasis is placed on how the pigment melanin found in dark skin and the melinated centers of the body are essential for proper physiological functioning.
Astrophysicists use dark matter to describe the intriguing material in the external universe, and this brain scientist uses the term dark matter to describe the neuromelanin in the brain of the internal universe (the human body).
The Science of Melanin: Dispelling the Myths (1995) was originally published by Beckham House Publishers. As the first scientific exploration into the area of melanin research by Dr. T. Owens Moore, The Science of Melanin is being distributed by Zamani Press. Therefore, both Dark Matters-Dark Secrets and The Science of Melanin are being marketed in tandem by Zamani Press to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of information related to melanin. Moore makes the complex information simple for the common person to comprehend.
The Science of Melanin is a full length scientific analysis of melanin research. The reader will get a thorough understanding of what melanin is and why it is important to all humans. Moore divides this book into three parts.
In Part One, a critical analysis of the literature of four popular African-centered scholars is presented. The importance of blackness from a physiological perspective is also presented to highlight the advantages of melanin functioning.
In Part Two, Moore breaks down the role of melanin in the nervous system, the endocrine system, the visual system, the auditory and the vestibular system and the skin. Scientific articles are reviewed and Moore interprets the results from experimental research for the common person to understand. Part Two concludes with information pertaining to the importance of melanin during early childhood development.
In Part Three, a provocative analysis is presented to address the material-spiritual connection between man and the universe. The mechanisms involved in the physiological processing of melanin is proposed as the conduit to keep people in tune with the cosmic elements that exist in the universe. The book concludes with ideas for prospective research related to melanin functioning.