An Hour of Light and Sound A Day May Keep Alzheimer’s At Bay
Publication: Scientific American
Author: Angus Chen
Playing a flashing white light and a trilling sound reversed signs of Alzheimer’s in mice. Researchers are now trying it in humans. “It’s a very provocative idea,” Shannon Macauley, a neuroscientist at Wake Forest School of Medicine said. “It’s noninvasive and easy and low cost, potentially, so if it were to come to fruition in humans—that’s fabulous.” To see confirmed effects in humans, research is currently underway, but so far researchers believe this noninvasive stimulation has the ability improve cognitive function.