Researchers at MIT have delved into the mysterious world of electric fields in the brain. These fields, generated by neural activity, act as conductors orchestrating brain functions. Just like a maestro guides an orchestra, electric fields synchronize different regions of the brain during memory tasks. This discovery sheds light on the inner workings of our brain and opens up possibilities for advanced brain-controlled prosthetics.
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AI Discovers Potential of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Artificial intelligence has revealed a surprising ally in combating Alzheimer’s disease: extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). AI-aided research has identified ten phytochemicals derived from EVOO that show promise in tackling Alzheimer’s. This study further highlights the neuroprotective benefits of a Mediterranean diet, which includes EVOO, in reducing cognitive decline and dementia.
Unique Nerve Cells That Can Halt All Movement Discovered
Scientists have identified a special group of nerve cells that have the ability to pause all movements, similar to hitting the ‘pause’ button on a movie. These cells, found in the midbrain’s pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN), can even halt breathing and heart rate in mice. This discovery provides valuable insights into the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and suggests that the function of these cells is more related to heightened attention rather than fear.
Contrasting Psychedelic Trips and Near-Death Experiences
A new study has compared near-death experiences (NDEs) during a coma with experiences induced by the psychedelic 5-Methoxy-DMT (5MeO-DMT). While both types of experiences share common themes such as ego dissolution and transcending space-time, certain characteristics like life review and the sense of no return were exclusive to NDEs. Despite some similarities, the experiences were reported as distinctly different.
Eight Habits for Longevity: Adding Years to Your Life
A comprehensive study has identified eight lifestyle habits that could potentially increase life expectancy by up to 24 years. These habits include regular physical activity, avoiding opioid addiction, not smoking, managing stress, maintaining a healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption, practicing good sleep hygiene, and fostering positive social relationships. The study emphasizes that adopting these habits, even later in life, can reduce chronic diseases and promote longevity.
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