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Brain Health News

Privacy and Monitoring Your Brain

Facebook recently announced its intention to acquire CTRL-Labs, a neural interface startup developing a wristband that can control computers and other devices. The wristband works by decoding electrical signals travelling through muscles in the forearm. CTRL-Labs will now be part of Facebook’s Reality Labs group. The CTRL-Labs acquisition (between $500 Million – $1 Billion) kicks… Read More »

Rocking Promotes Restorative Sleep

Rocking yourself to sleep at night might be as good for you as it is for babies, based on recent research out of the University of Geneva. In the study, volunteers slept overnight on gently rocking beds. The volunteers were also hooked up to EEG monitors to record their brain-wave activity during the night. Sleep… Read More »

A Smarter Idea: Combining Mental & Physical Exercise

Walking for one hour a few times a week can increase the size of brain regions responsible for attention and memory. There’s also a strong correlation between high lifetime amounts of physical activity and better cognitive skills later in life. Giving New Brain Cells Something to Do It’s generally accepted that a limited number of… Read More »

Are Prevagen’s Memory Claims False?

The maker of Prevagen, a memory supplement, continues to be embroiled in legal controversy surrounding marketing claims that Prevegan can improve memory in older adults. Background The Federal Trade Commission and New York State Attorney General filed a complaint in 2017 against the maker of Prevagen, alleging false advertising that Prevagen improved memory and is… Read More »

List of Cognitive Function & Memory Tests

A list of cognitive function tests in one place: 1. Brain Speed and Performance Test. Measures cognitive processing speed and attention. 2. Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) paper test. This is the same cognitive test administered to Donald Trump by the White House physician as part of the president’s annual physical exam. Download the MoCA Cognitive… Read More »

New Series on Fentanyl Use and Production

With the continued rise of opioid related overdose deaths in the United States and other countries, we have started a new educational series on the dangers of illicit fentanyl use. Fentanyl is a very potent, synthetic type of morphine. Much of the increase in opioid overdose deaths since 2014 can be directly attributed to expanding… Read More »