CLIMBING MOUNT THETA   ⏱12:22


img: Chung et al. (2016)
how to massively improve your memory in old age after just a few hours, why scientists won't change their mind, & how the brain is not made of light bulbs.

episode #30, 24th September 2022 #memory #stimulation #electromagnetic #light   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

BRAIN BUZZ BOOSTS MEMORY

twenty minutes of brain stimulation over several days can dramatically improve memory for words in adults over 65 years old. if true, this sort of result would be amazing scientifically & practically. that's a big if.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #30. original article: Grover et al., 2022 (Nature Neuroscience), reported in: The Independent by Nina Massey on 22nd August 2022 #brainstim #tacs #memory #learning #aging

rating: The Independent: fact - scientific story reported well  



img: Chung et al. (2016)
CLIMBING MOUNT THETA(BURST)

ten years after the discoverers of 'theta-burst stimulation' also discovered that it doesn't work the way they discovered it, other researchers continue to discuss why it doesn't seem always to work they way other researchers say it does.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #30. original articles: Park, 2022 (Journal of Neurophysiology), Chung et al., 2016 (Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews), image source #brainstim #TBS #TMS #methods #reliability

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BRAIN AREAS LIGHTING UP: ZERO

the new scientist reports on a new study which finds which brain areas light up when we look at food. the answer is none of them. because the brain is not a lamp.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #30. reported in: The New Scientist by Jason Arunn Murugesu on 19th September 2022 #lighting #up #fudge #FMRI #activation #food

rating: The New Scientist: fudge - scientific story distorted  


SIR BLAKEMORE, PROFESSOR BRADDICK

in 2022 neuroscience said farewell to two long-serving professors at the university of oxford - sir colin blakemore & professor oliver braddick.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #30. original articles: Philipp-Muller et al., 2022 (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), Greer & , Firestein, 2022 (Nature Neuroscience), Molnár & , Parker, 2022 (Current Biology), Molnár & , Hannan, 2022 (Nature Neuroscience), Charman, 2022 (Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics), Perception, 2022 (Perception), #blakemore #braddick #vision #development


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