These articles shed light on some great advances and discoveries in science and medicine!
Combatting PTSD by letting patients hear their own brainwaves
New technology uses algorithms to turn brain signals into sounds, letting patients literally hear their own brain activity, allowing the brain to naturally “self-optimize” into a quiet pattern, resetting the stress response in PTSD.
Study suggests ‘sugar coma’ is real — glucose ingestion leads to worse cognitive performance
A new double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that glucose-containing sweeteners were linked to reduced attention and response times.
Tau burden and the functional connectome in Alzheimer’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy
In Alzheimer’s disease, tau, an abnormal protein, spreads in a prion-like manner from neuron to neuron within the brain, similar to the spread of an infection, to cause nerve cell death, finds a new study using advance brain imaging. Blocking its spread may prevent the disease from taking hold.