New research by Michigan State University neuroscientists indicates that spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may alter the brain’s structure and impair your ability to remember and learn. The research team investigated the brains of Nile grass rats – which, like humans, are diurnal and sleep at night – after exposing… Read more

A recent newspaper article under the headline “High street eye test can provide early indication of dementia” highlighted yet another complex connection between the eye and the brain. This important eye-brain interface is still being researched and many disciplines are now working together to make fresh findings. But while most of us know that regular… Read more

Targeting plants with red and blue LEDs provides energy-efficient lighting in restricted environments, a Purdue University study shows. The finding could further the development of crop-growth modules for space exploration. Research found that leaf lettuce grew well under a 95-to-5 ratio of red and blue light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, placed close to the plant canopy… Read more

Seasonal Affective Disorder, abbreviated as SAD is a disorder that affects many during specific seasons of the year. There are several characteristics behind this disorder, many of which can be solved through different means. It is important to find what SAD means, as well as finding effective ways to treat the disorder. By doing this, you will be able to function better with friends and family, as well as at work, allowing you to enjoy every season of the year.

Wintertime Blues

Usually, seasonal affective disorder occurs during the winter seasons. Christmas time and the colder months often bring a feeling of sadness, depression or anxiety. At a physical level, this occurs because of the weather outside. It becomes colder more often. The sun also isn’t up as much, causing more darkness to be around us for longer amounts of time.