Physics of our days

Subject of study — the aging brain

Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institutskaya str. 3, Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290, Russian Federation

Progress in research aimed at combating neurodegenerative diseases requires a systematic biophysical analysis. It has been shown that the efficiency of cleaning the brain of metabolic and informational 'toxins' depends on the thresholds of excitation of neural networks and waves of 'pollution and purification' propagating inside the brain. This process affects the increase in the characteristic time of the normal functioning of the brain and, consequently, in human life expectancy.

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Keywords: neurodegenerative diseases, biological rhythms, sleep, mathematical modeling, wave processes, dynamic stability of life
PACS: 87.18.−h, 87.19.L−, 87.19.xt (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2020.06.038791
Citation: Ivanitskii G R, Morozov A A "Subject of study — the aging brain" Phys. Usp. 63 (11) (2020)

Received: 16th, March 2020, revised: 10th, June 2020, 13th, June 2020

Оригинал: Иваницкий Г Р, Морозов А А «Объект исследования — стареющий мозг» УФН 190 1165–1188 (2020); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2020.06.038791

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