International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016

  • Mirror Neurons: Fire to Inspire

    Ammara Bakht, Nasia Shakeel, Hifza Khan

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016
    Pages: 40-44
    Received: Sep. 16, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 29, 2016
    Published: Nov. 03, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160103.11
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    Abstract: Mirror neurons got a great deal of attention from connoisseurs and in scientific reports. Mirror neurons have the capability of observation and execution of action to code both “my action and your action”. Firstly they were found in an area of f5 region of ventral premotor cortex and inferior parietal lobule of monkey brain. Mirror neuron system (M... Show More
  • Coprophilia-Faeces Lust in the Forms of Coprophagia, Coprospheres, Scatolia and Plasterering in Dementia Patients, Our Thoughts and Experience

    Gregory Tsoucalas, Markos Sgantzos, Konstantinos Gatos

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016
    Pages: 45-53
    Received: Oct. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 08, 2016
    Published: Nov. 29, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160103.12
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    Abstract: Coprophilia is a rather often behaviour among the dementia patients. Faeces lust, coprospheres, coprophagia, scatolia, and plasterering are the appearance patterns of this kind of peculiar phenomenon. It seems that dementia patients mentally return to a newborn status with simultaneously loss of toilet skills, acquiring primitive primordial basic i... Show More
  • Prevalence and Perception of Depressive Symptomatology Among Spanish Drivers and Its Relation to Driving Safety

    Francisco Alonso, Cristina Esteban, Sergio A. Useche, Mireia Faus

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016
    Pages: 54-61
    Received: Oct. 27, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 05, 2016
    Published: Dec. 12, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160103.13
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    Abstract: Depression is currently the most frequent mental disorder and one of the main causes of losing years of healthy life. This disorder entails a cognitive and motor deterioration that is seriously detrimental to driving. From the analysis of the interviewed drivers’ attitudes, knowledge and behaviors, the objective of this paper was the following one:... Show More
  • The Oligopeptides, Homologous of ACTH15-18 Sequence: Neurotrophic and Anti-inflammatory Activity on the Model of Cerebral Ischemia in Rats

    Roman Danylovych Deiko, Serhiy Yuriyovych Shtrygolʹ, Tetyana Victorivna Gorbach, Alexandr Alexandrovich Kolobov, Andrey Semenovich Simbirtsev

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016
    Pages: 62-68
    Received: Oct. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 05, 2016
    Published: Dec. 16, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160103.14
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    Abstract: The series of tetrapeptides, homologues of ACTH15-18 sequence that contain D-form of lysine and arginine have been synthesized at the State Research Institute of Highly Pure Biopreparations (Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation). Previous research allowed to reveal their neuroprotectivе, anti-hypoxic and favorable psychotropic properties and capabi... Show More
  • Gatos Questionnaire for Early Detection of Suspicious Signs for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia Syndromes - GQEDSS - ADRDS Q160 v 1.0. Preliminary Results

    Gregory Tsoucalas, Stamati Bourelia, Anastasios Markellos, Vasiliki Kalogirou, Styliani Giatsiou, Olga Repana, Presveia Gatou, Ifigeneia Georgousi, Anna Maria Xanthi, Andromachi Korenti, Nikolaos Kosmas, Antonios Antoniou, Konstantinos Gatos

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, December 2016
    Pages: 69-85
    Received: Nov. 09, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2016
    Published: Dec. 20, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160103.15
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    Abstract: Dementia presents a cluster of syndromes the effect human brain. It rises various social-economic and health care issues that are difficult to be confronted. Early detection of the possibility of an examinee to be inflicted by a dementia syndrome is an all neurologists quest. Our interdisciplinary team for some year know created a questionnaire tha... Show More