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Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Boost Brain Repair?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Researchers from Tel Aviv University published an article in PLoS ONE in January of 2013 on how hyperbaric oxygen treatment can resuscitate the dormant neurons around a stroke. This area around the stroke, or peri-infarction area may regain function decades after the stroke. The researchers correlated the effects of this treatment with CT and SPECT...

How to Prevent Mass Murders

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Losing a child from a mass murder is incomprehensively horrendous. We are outraged every time there is a mass murder, but what do we do to prevent another? Not much. Gun control is understandably a complicated issue because we certainly don't want to have a dangerously deranged person who is capable of a mass murder to have a gun. Yet the second...

Is Automatic Writing for Real?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Psychography, or automatic writing, is when the spirits of dead people write through the hand of a medium. Studies on experienced and newbee psychography practitioners using SPECT scans showed that there was less brain activity in the experienced vs those less experienced in the frontal lobes, which is where we problem solve. Clearly, there is different...

Meditation Increases Brain Power

submitted by: admin on 11/15/2014
UCLA medical researchers published an article in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in March of 2012 showing that long term (20 or more years) meditators have more gyrification (thicker brains) than non-meditators. Meditators also have stronger connections between brain cells. Meditation is catching on in the US and now about 10% meditate.        

Neurologists Caution Against ADHD Drugs

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  The American Academy of Neurology published an article in the March 2013 issue of Neurology a statement advising against the use of neuroenhancing drugs to boost academic achievement is school tests in normal kids. They say the drugs have not been adequately studied in normal kids; it makes you wonder if these drugs are a good idea for kids with these...

Why ADHD and ADD are Becoming a Pandemic

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
According to a November 2014 article published in Social Science and Medicine, the diagnosis of ADHD and ADD are spreading like an infectious disease. Until the past decade, the US consumed 90% of the drugs used to treat these disorders, and the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Brazil the rest. Even though far more of these drugs are now used in the US, we...