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Huntington’s Disease: How Brain Training Games Could Help

In the search for new treatments, science often focuses on medication first. But drugs aren’t the only way to fight illness, particularly when looking at brain diseases. My research looks into how playing specially designed computer games might help people who are living with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a brain disorder that gets progressively worse […]

PTSD Symptoms Reduced By Noninvasive Brainwave Technology

Significant reductions of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms have been shown in a new pilot study using a noninvasive brainwave mirroring technology. The research was conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Approximately 31 percent of Vietnam veterans, 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans and 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan […]

Aerobic Exercise Helps Maintain Hippocampal Volume

Aerobic exercise improves memory function and maintains brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. Researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of Manchester in the UK, in a first of its kind international meta-analysis collaboration, […]

Playing Action Video Games Reduces Hippocampus Grey Matter

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their hippocampus, a major part of the brain, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. And the more depleted the hippocampus becomes, the more a person is at risk of developing brain illnesses and diseases ranging from depression to schizophrenia, PTSD and […]