Category: Neuroscience/Mental Health

Study of Multivitamin Use and Memory

Routine multivitamins are likely not the best strategy for cognitive effects.

/ September 21, 2022

Brain Stimulation for Memory

Brain stimulation for memory is interesting science, but don't believe the premature claims and hype.

/ August 24, 2022

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.

/ August 10, 2022

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.

/ July 19, 2022

The Science of Biological Sex

What does the science actually say about biological sex?

/ July 13, 2022

COVID Associated With Neurodegenerative Disorders

COVID infection has been associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative and neurovascular disease - another reason to keep our eye on this serious illness.

/ June 29, 2022

Pain Reprocessing Therapy

In a trial of Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), 2/3 of patients with chronic low back pain reported significant pain relief with psychotherapy that helped them reconceptualize the pain as nondangerous. Impressive if true, but flaws in research design make the study untrustworthy.

/ May 3, 2022

Emotional Freedom Technique – Acupuncture for the Mind

Emotional Freedom Technique is based in pseudoscience and inadequate clinical research.

/ April 27, 2022

Patients Who Deceive

Loren Pankratz's book Patients Who Deceive covers the whole spectrum of different kinds of deception. It is well written, informative, and entertaining, with case examples that read like detective stories.

/ April 26, 2022