Category: Neuroscience/Mental Health

Long COVID

Medical experts are just starting to bring long COVID into focus, but there is still much we don't know.

/ April 28, 2021

Access Consciousness: A New Version of Phrenology?

Phrenology assigned meanings to bumps on the skull. Access Consciousness claims to have located 32 points on the head that store thoughts, emotions, and memories. Is this a new version of phrenology?

/ March 30, 2021

Who Is Amy B. Scher?

Amy B. Scher is a proponent of energy medicine and things like astrology and homeopathy. She claims to be a "science geek," but how could anyone who understands science think that tapping on the breastbone will fix the thymus?

/ March 23, 2021

Psychic Mediums and Grieving Children

Self-proclaimed psychic mediums find a new way to exploit vulnerable children.

/ February 3, 2021

Visual Stress

The Opticalm Clinic claims to diagnose and treat visual stress with colored lenses and other aids. Visual stress is a poorly defined, questionable condition and Opticalm's claims are not backed by scientific evidence.

/ August 11, 2020
Don't shoot him. He's just relaying a message.

Shooting the Messenger: Activists Persecute Scientists Whose Findings They Don’t Like

Alice Dreger's book recounts many instances of shooting the messenger, when scientists were persecuted for research findings that activists found objectionable. Social justice matters, but it should rely on science and reality, not ideology.

/ July 28, 2020

Dr. Seeds’ Chill Pills

Dr. Seeds sells a Chill Pill to treat stress and anxiety. There's no scientific evidence.

/ June 23, 2020

Neuriva: Clinically Proven?

Neuriva claims to have proof from clinical studies. That's misleading.

/ May 5, 2020

Stroke in COVID-19 Patients

A case series of five patients with COVID-19 and young strokes sparks many questions.

/ April 29, 2020

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)

TRE exercises can supposedly cure PTSD by inducing tremors. Not credible. And there's no science to support the claims.

/ April 14, 2020