Category: Neuroscience/Mental Health
What Is Dopamine Detox?
Just another fad that oversimplifies a complex problem to sell an easy fix.
Motivation to Exercise in Mice
A new study in mice shows a connection between gut microbiome and willingness to exercise. Could this discovery lead to improved motivation to exercise in humans? Possibly, but we don't yet know if humans share the same pathway.
Treating Nightmares with a Smart Watch
Preliminary evidence suggests a watch may help people with severe nightmares. Of course, more research is needed.
Another Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug
A new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease is promising, but we're not there yet.
The Bobath Concept for Cerebral Palsy and Stroke Rehabilitation
The Bobath approach, also known as Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) is widely used for cerebral palsy and stroke rehabilitation, but it's not supported by good evidence.
Study of Multivitamin Use and Memory
Routine multivitamins are likely not the best strategy for cognitive effects.
Brain Stimulation for Memory
Brain stimulation for memory is interesting science, but don't believe the premature claims and hype.
Fraud, Scientific Rigor, and Alzheimer’s Research
A stunning case of possible fraud in Alzheimer's research reinforces the need for scientific rigor at every level.
Chiropractic Neck Manipulations in the News
Caitlin Jensen's chiropractor called 911 when she developed alarming symptoms after neck manipulation. She had a heart attack, was pulseless for 10 minutes, and suffered traumatic brain injury. Surgeons found dissections of 4 arteries in the neck. A month later, she remains paralyzed and is still in the ICU.
The Science of Biological Sex
What does the science actually say about biological sex?