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Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer's Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, researchers have shown that they can significantly reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease in the visual cortex of mice. This treatment appears to work by stimulating brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which the researchers discovered help the brain suppress beta amyloid production and invigorate cells responsible for destroying the plaques.
Scientists shed new light on how the brain processes, maintains what we don't see A team of scientists has mapped out how our brains process visuals we don’t even know we’ve seen, indicating that the neuronal encoding and maintenance of subliminal images is more substantial than previously thought.
OCD and Twins It is widely accepted that the causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder involve both genetic and environmental factors, and this theory has been supported by research. While OCD has been known to … ...
3 Ways to Be Kind to Your Body When...   We don’t have to be in love with our bodies—our weight, shape or size—to treat ourselves well. In fact, we don’t even have to like our bodies. We don’t have … ...
The Next 9 Foods You Should Eat To Enhance Cognition Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for the vibrant colours in many fruits and vegetables. They may help to enhance cognition. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
When neurons are 'born' impacts olfactory behavior in mice Neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior, report scientists.
Eat, Pray, Relate! Personally, I grew up with no encouragement to pray. I used to have a vague sense that prayer was for simple, naïve folks, that it was the “opiate for the masses.” So I do understand if you don’t relate to the concept. But perhaps you … ...
Where Has Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder Gone? Personality disorders are highly disputed diagnostic labels. Passive-aggressiveness may not be a personality disorder, but the behavior pattern is well recognized in the workplace.
Does Anyone Know The Future? You or I, after sending a bowling ball half way down the alley, might have a pretty good idea what will result. Ramakrishna Sarathy had an ability to do that with people.
10 Tips for Practicing Mindfulness Backwards I have made multiple attempts to practice mindfulness and it just doesn’t seem to be working. So, I’ve decided to make a list of tips that would impede my ability … ...
Certain gifts are scientifically proven to bring real happiness Psychologists found that experiential consumption fosters gratitude and giving, and that thinking about experiences promotes more altruistic behavior than thinking about possessions.
Stay optimistic, live longer? Study shows significant associations between increasing levels of optimism and decreasing risks of death from cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and infections.
12 Steps For 15 Maladies The 12-step system offers insights for anyone who is willing to take evaluate themselves and who wants to improve....
ADHD On The Move Yes. I’m moving. I know I’ve mentioned it, so don’t be pretending like I haven’t told you. And while I’m moving I have some other things to do. I have … ...
Raising the curtain on cerebral malaria's deadly agents Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, scientists filmed what happens in the brains of mice that developed cerebral malaria (CM). The results reveal the processes that lead to fatal outcomes of the disease and suggest an antibody therapy that may treat it.
Rhythm of breathing affects memory, fear The rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall, scientists have discovered for the first time. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.
Heart disease protein linked to brain damage Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage brain damage, according to a new study.
MRI scans detect 'brain rust' in schizophrenia A damaging chemical imbalance in the brain may contribute to schizophrenia, according to research.
'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer's, say scientists after promising trials in mice.
Working out the genetic risk for ADHD Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) might work. ADGRL3 encodes the protein latrophilin 3, which regulates communication between brain cells. According to the study, a common variation of the gene associated with ADHD disrupts its ability to regulate gene transcription - the formation of mRNA from DNA that leads to expression of the gene.