Brain Function and Dysfunction

Brain Function and Dysfunction

theoretical neuroscience from a physicist/engineer's perspective

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Author: Anand Madhu
Length: 79 page(s)
Written: Nov 2015
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Category: Sciences & Research » Natural Sciences  |  Work: Whitepaper
Keywords: Alzheimer's, dementia, microtubule, dopamine, norepi, science, RQ, receptive quotient, intelligence, brain, mind, disease, electricity, evolution, depression, white matter disease, ptosis, overheating, theory, nose, stuffy nose

the owner's guide to the human brain

Alzheimer's Disease is rapidly increasing in prevalence. This pandemic of the post-industrial age wreaks havoc on the elderly people (some as young as 40), particularly in the richer and more powerful nations. With only a few weak hypotheses, its cause is not understood; all proposed medicines have either failed clinical trials or proven ineffective.

In this book, I lay out a new, relatively stronger and more broad-based theory of dementia causation, exploring beyond Matsuyama's 1989 theory that held pervasive Microtubule collapse to be a key characteristic of dementia. In brief: Psychological functions are carried out by neurocircuits containing myriads of Dopaminergic and Norepic systems; due to excessive electrical signalling in "dopamine-heavy" types of brains -- the signal conducting micro-tubules break down, causing the neuronal collapse which characterizes dementia. More the average signalling volume (due to more deployment of low-grade dopaminic rather than advanced Norepic behavioral circuits), more the stress (either mechanical and/or thermal and/or chemical stress), which proves fatal in the end; this is the process of dementia.


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