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Journal of Brain Research

ISSN: 2684-4583

Open Access

Current Issue

Volume 4, Issue 4 (2021)

    Review Article Pages: 1 - 9

    Germ Theory Denial, Anti-Vaccination and COVID-19

    Elliot Benjamin

    In this article the author describes his perception of the relationship of germ theory denial to anti-vaccination and COVID-19. After initially conveying the basic features of germ theory denial and terrain theory, he discusses these features in detail in a number of germ theory denial books, inclusive of their anti-vaccination content, and how this detrimentally affects the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the author describes the wealth of important information in Dawn Lester and David Parker’s 2019 germ theory denial book What Really Makes You Ill? Regarding the deadly dangers of toxic chemicals in a wide range of uses that span medicines and vaccinations for a multitude of diseases, as well as its pervasive use in many areas of everyday life, inclusive of what Lestser and Parker refer to as manufactured poisons and applications, poisoned food, poisoned water, and poisoned bodies. The author also conveys Lester and Parker’s description of the destructive consequences from electromagnetic radiation exposures, as well as from globalization and vested interests. In addition, utilizing a number of relevant examples through referenced excerpts, the author offers his own perspective on what he views as the narrow-minded, complete, and absolute adherence to germ theory denial in all the books he discusses, with disastrous consequences in regard to our current deadly worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

    Commentary Pages: 1 - 1

    Development of the Human Brain

    Jhue Nguyen

    The human brain is the central organ of the human nervous system, and with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system. The brain consists of the cerebrum, the brainstem and the cerebellum. It controls most of the activities of the body, processing, integrating, and coordinating the information it receives from the sense organs, and making decisions as to the instructions sent to the rest of the body. The brain is contained in, and protected by, the skull bones of the head.

    Commentary Pages: 1 - 1

    Psychology and the Brain

    Takashi Kikuchi

    Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. Psychology includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feelings and thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope. Psychologists also seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, linking the discipline to neuroscience. As a social science, psychologists aim to understand the behavior of individuals and groups.

    Short Communication Pages: 1 - 1

    Clinical Perspectives of Alzheimer's Disease

    Salawu Hassan

    Alzheimer's disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer's, is a neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and progressively worsens. It is the cause of 60–70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, self-neglect, and behavioral issues. As a person's condition declines, they often withdraw from family and society. Gradually, bodily functions are lost, ultimately leading to death. Although the speed of progression can vary, the typical life expectancy following diagnosis is three to nine years.

    Short Communication Pages: 1 - 1

    Genetic Globalization of Addiction

    John Jhue

    Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, a biological process—one that is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction, according to the "brain disease model" of addiction. However, some scholars who study addiction argue that the brain disease model is incomplete and misleading.

    Volume 4, Issue 2 (2021)

      Case Report Pages: 1 - 2

      A Quick Review of the Brain; Adding to the "Eyes to Thighs" Protocol of Imaging for 18FDG-PET

      Riffat Parveen Hussain*

      Practices guidelines for PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography with Computed Tomography) imaging for oncology dictates acquiring images from the base of the skull to mid-thigh (eye to thigh protocol), excluding imaging the brain. The accepted reason being given that brain, because of its high metabolism and exclusive glucose use, will “hide” lesions. Other positron emitting radionuclides have been rightly developed for its imaging, mainly Carbon-11 Methionine, Fluorine-18 Fluoroethyltyrosine (18F-FET), Fluorine-18 Dihydroxyphenylalanine (18F-FDOPA). The authors however argue that including the brain in the imaging protocol adds no extra radiation burden to the patient and adds on only a little on the acquisition time, however the benefit yield can add acknowledged benefits and sometimes change management paradigms.

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