A flicker of hope comes from scientific studies
Gamma oscillations are rhythmic signals, known to impact attention and working memory. For people with cognitive decline — the brain’s gamma rhythm is deviated. This is caused in part by abnormal levels of naturally occurring plaques that collect between neurons and disrupt cell function.
But there is hope. Neuroscientists at the leading brain health research institutes seeking to end age-related memory loss focused research on light therapy — discovering that flickering light, shone into the eye, induced healthy gamma oscillation in the brain. Their work shows that pulsating light may stimulate the brain to function at a healthy rhythm. These studies are the first scientific findings offering noninvasive treatment to boost cognitive health and dramatically improve sleep.