A bright and buzzy new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment

Over and over, promising medications tested for Alzheimer’s treatment fail in human trials. Now, scientists have tried an innovative new approach: “gamma oscillation entrainment.” In this approach, a gentle light and a buzzing sound, each pulsing 40 times per second, were delivered to the patients (so far, only mice). Surprisingly, that frequency energized special brain […]

A Little Exercise Can Do a Lot

For many people, the typical guideline of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week can feel overwhelming. While that much exercise may be a great goal, a new imaging study shows that when it comes to the brain, almost any amount of exercise is helpful. The study shows that people who […]

No quick fix for ADHD but a variety of different strategies

There is no quick fix for ADHD. Although medication can help treat people’s symptoms, it’s only part of an overall ADHD treatment strategy. Another significant element of that strategy are Cognitive and Behavioral training and techniques, such as the ones developed here in Hong Kong by PowerBrain Rx. For many years, it has proven to […]

New Research on Vitamin D and the Brain

Vitamin D deficiency is a very common problem, with over a billion people worldwide affected by it. For the brain, that’s a problem: vitamin D deficiency is associated with impaired cognition. A new study sheds light on why that might be. All details on MedicalNewsToday.com

Why we don’t run into things

A recent study shows that the brain takes just 100 milliseconds (a tenth of a second) to make sense of an area’s geometry—the basic shapes that allow and restrict our movement. This rapid understanding of layout takes place largely in the “occipital place area” near the back of the brain—and it’s what allows us to […]

Motion sickness comes from the brain’s misunderstanding

Why do so many of us get that awful feeling of nausea when we’re in a car, boat, or other moving vehicle? It turns out the brain interprets the mixed messages of staying still (sitting a car) while also being in motion (as the car moves) as the body being poisoned. So it takes the […]