Dec 9, 2016
The burden of proof
According to New Scientist one man Ed Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team exposed mice to a light flickering at 40 hertz.
This triggered brain cells to oscillate together, creating gamma waves. After they had been exposed to the light for an hour a day for a week, the rodents’ brains contained fewer beta-amyloid plaques, which are hallmarks of the disease
An hour a day of light therapy has been found to break down Alzheimer’s-like brain deposits in mice. That’s a long way from it working in people, but because it seems a safe therapy, it could move quickly into human trials.