ist Erfahrung? Die Summe der Existenz. Erfahrung ist der
einzige wahre Reichtum, weil man ihn nicht verlieren, nur
verschenken kann, weil man ihn auch behält, wenn man
ihn verschenkt, weil man, indem man ihn verschenkt, reicher
wird, weil der eigene Gewinn gering ist neben dem Geschenk.
Ich öffne eine Hand voll Erfahrung".
an individual, it is a long way from communication through
screaming to communication through the internet; the vast
majority of this planets's inhabitants still communicate
without the internet. But even if all humankind would already
had the possibility of communication through the internet,
we must never forget, that the non-verbal communication
is in its essence unique, crucial and indispensable. This
is just as true for its apprehension and understanding in
communication between arts and cultures.
Until now, there has not been any evidence of a stronger
or more effective information channel than the human smile
and the human caress."
all, this October issue of the Neuroendocrinology Letters is
devoted to the memory of the distinguished Czech Anthropologist
and Human Ethologist Zdenek Klein who died at age of 56 on September
4, 2000 in Prague.
auspices of the Neuroendocrinology Letters, together with the
"Club of Friends of
the Neuroendocrinology Letters" and the International
Journal of the Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine
"The Zdenek Klein Award for Human Ethology" honoring
the work and life of the late Zdenek Klein was founded on August
8, 2001. [Additio: Related Link - Zdenek
Klein Award for Human Ethology" will be granted annually
for the best work in the fields of Ethology and Human Ethology,
especially within the area of Integrative Neuroendocrinology
and Human Ethology. The award winning study is to be published
annually in the October issue of the NEL.
this issue, we are pleased to publish the Invited Review Article
Integrating Neuroendocrinology and Ethology",
which won the inaugural prize for the year 2001. The first recipients
of the Zdenek Klein Award are researchers from the Ludwig Boltzman
Institute of Urban Ethology, Institute of Anthropology at the
University in Vienna, Austria together with James V. Kohl, an
independent researcher from Las Vegas, Nevada USA. This Review
Article presents The Integrative Aspects of Human Ethology and
Neuroendocrinology. Its submission and publication was decisive
not only for awarding the Zdenek Klein Prize, but also for enlarging
the aim and scope of this Journal. This is now reflected in
its title and on our cover with the words Human
first recipients of this award are:
Professor, Karl Grammer, Dr. Dipl. Biol.,
Director of the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology,
Vienna, Austria; Senior Secretary of the International Society
for Human Ethology (ISHE);
James V. Kohl,
Independent Researcher, Las Vegas, Nevada USA;
Mag. Bernhard Fink, MSc.
Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria;
Dr. Michaela Atzmüller,
Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria.
read more about the Recipients
of the Zdenek Klein Award in the Appendix to their Invited
Zdenek Klein it is appropriate to call to your attention his
previously published papers in this Journal: namely, in Vol.
21 No. 5 and 6 and the Obituary in No. 5, October 2000.
In this issue, we also offer reflections on the life of the
late Zdenek Klein:
Remembering Zdenek Klein,
by Professor Zbynek mahel.
It is with
great pleasure that we are privileged to inform you of the enlargement
of our NEL Editorial Board with the following distinguished
members from the field of Human Ethology who have graciously
accepted the following positions:
As a member
of the Board of Associate Editors:
Professor Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt, one of the Founders
of Human Ethology and Past President of the International Society
of Human Ethology.
Members of the Editorial Board, the following scientists:
Professor Karl Grammer, Scientific and Administrative
Director of the Ludwig Boltzman Institute for Urban Ethology,
Mag. Bernhard Fink, Ludwig Boltzman Institute for Urban
would like to announce the enlargement of the Aim and Scope
of the Neuroendocrinology Letters (NEL), as now reflected in
the Title and on the Cover with the Disciplines of Neuropsychopharmacology,
Reproductive Medicine and Human Ethology.
We would like to take this opportunity to CALL FOR PAPERS from
these three additional scientific fields.
News: We have recently established on our Website www.nel.edu
a Press Room where the latest NEL NEWS reflecting current events
are frequently updated.
on Melatonin [Supplement HERE - publisher's comment], which
was held in Polanica, Poland on Sept 30-Oct 3 through the Chairmanship
of Professor Michal Karasek, Deputy Chief Editor of the
NEL and Professor Marek Pawlikowski. The Abstracts were
published in the last issue of the NEL, Vol. 22, No. 4, August
2001 and the selected full papers will be published in extenso
in Vol. 23, No. 1 and No. 2 of the NEL, February and April 2002.
The Symposium proved a great professional success thanks to
the distinguished Chairmen and the International representation
of speakers including Professor Russel Reiter, Professor
Daniel Cardinali, Professor Christian Bartsch,
Professor Nava Zisapel, Professor Igor Kvetnoy,
Dr.Tatiana Kvetnaia, Professor Alexander Lerchl,
Pofessor Michal Karasek, Professor Marek Pawlikowski,
Professor Andrzej Lewinski, Professor Krystyna Skwarlo-Sonta,
Professor Zofia Ostrowska, Dr. Michal Skalski,
Dr. Cem Bediz, Dr. Ewa Sewerynek, Dr. Bogdan
Lewczuk, Dr.Malgorzata Karbownik, Dr. Jacek Swietoslawski
and other distinguished colleagues.
more good news: We thank very much all the following colleagues
for their commitment to join the Editorial Board of the NEL:
Professor Daniel Cardinali
and Professor Nava Zisapel
have graciously accepted to serve as Associate Editors.
Tomanová, Dept. of Anthropology and Human Genetics,
Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
and Cem S. Bediz, M.D., Dept. of Physiology, School of
Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey are new members
of the Editorial Board.
important Editorial appointment is that of Professor Michal
Karasek, the Deputy Chief Editor of the NEL, who has kindly
accepted a position as a member of the Board of Co-editors of
Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine
For the last eleven years, the IJPPPM has been bilingually (English
and German) edited by me and Dr. Ludwig Janus and published
on a quarterly basis by Mr. Kurt Mattes, Mattes Publ., Heidelberg,
Germany (See the announcement in this issue of the NEL). Beginning
next year, the IJPPPM will be published in cooperation with
the Neuroendocrinology Letters, with Mr. Mattes as co-publisher
and Dr. Janus as Associate Editor. More information about that
will follow in the December issue of the NEL, Vol. 22, No. 6,
We are pleased
to bring to your attention a clinical study by Dr. Ruediger
Lorenz submitted as the Letter to the Editor to this issue
of the NEL. Dr. Lorenz has prepared additional contributions
to this Journal in the coming issues and we would like to invite
more colleagues from the praxis to submit their clinical observations
and case studies.
It is with
great pleasure that I can introduce to our readers Professor
Rafael Luboshitzky and his colleagues, who submitted
for the first time to the Neuroendocrinology Letters their original
thanks to Professor Trimbak Chapekar for his Review Article,
Professor Igor Kvetnoy and colleagues, Prof. Barabara
Baranowska and colleagues, and Dr. Anna Gruszka with
colleagues for their most valuable contributions. In this issue,
we also are publishing The Gallery of Chronobiologists by Franz
In the Art
Section (please read more in the Art Director's Editorial) we
are extremely happy to be able to publish the poetry of our
very distinguished colleague, friend and longstanding member
of our Editorial Board, Professor Marek Pawlikowski, Director
of the Institute of Endocrinology at the Lodz Medical University,
Poland, who also is a member of the Polish Society of Physicians-Writers.
In this issue, we are publishing (beside his original scientific
paper) some of his wonderful poems in French. Thank you Professor
Pawlikowski for your precious gift!
Readers, Authors, Colleagues: Thank you for your consistent
support for the Neuroendocrinology Letters and please, know
how much we value your telling others about the NEL.
Peter G. Fedor-Freybergh