Category: Neuroscience/Mental Health

Male and Female Brains are Different

Neuroanatomical research has long established that there are statistical differences at the macroscopic level in male and female brains. There are also functional differences in terms of memory and cognition. However, these differences are largely statistical, and exist in a mosaic of different traits. This means that, if we look at specific features (whether anatomical or functional) there are male-female differences, but...

/ May 15, 2024

How To Approach Psychogenic Symptoms

Remember back in 1997, the Pokemon seizure episode? Hundreds of children reported symptoms, including seizures, after watching a specific episode of the Pokemon cartoon that includes a sequence of flashing alternating red and blue lights. The press reported the episode at face value, attributing the reaction to a known phenomenon of photosensitive epilepsy. However, later reviews found that the majority of cases...

/ May 8, 2024

What Is Type 3 Diabetes?

I’m always wary of new medical terms that seem to be used and promoted prematurely, when still in the hypothesis phase. It seems like an obvious way to bias any thinking about an alleged phenomenon – just label it as the hypothesis, as if it is already a conclusion. Calling symptoms that may follow a lyme infection “chronic lyme disease” implies something...

/ April 3, 2024
Pfizer COVID vaccine

“New school” antivax goes old school as Byram Bridle asks if COVID-19 vaccines will drive an “epidemic” of autism

Wakefield redux? Antivax scientist Byram Bridle just took the "new school" antivax movement old school by implying that COVID-19 vaccines might cause an "epidemic of autism." Everything old is new again, sort of.

/ January 22, 2024

Dual Sympathetic Reset for PTSD

Dual Sympathetic Reset is being promoted as a treatment for PTSD prior to any convincing clinical evidence.

/ January 10, 2024

Cytotron – Magical Device Pseudoscience

The claims of Neurocytonix are extraordinary and dubious.

/ December 6, 2023

Internet Use and Mental Well-Being

Results of the largest study on internet use, well-being, and mental health.

/ November 29, 2023

FDA Approves Leqembi for Alzheimer’s

FDA upgrades Leqembi for AD from accelerated to traditional approval based on latest clinical data.

/ July 12, 2023

Dubious Autonomic Nervous System Claims

Beware overblown claims that autonomic testing can help almost anything.

/ June 14, 2023

What Is Dopamine Detox?

Just another fad that oversimplifies a complex problem to sell an easy fix.

/ April 12, 2023