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Do you see the light?

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Sometimes, even your hoped for results astound you. Like, Dr. Hannah Iaccarino (MIT) found when she zapped a mouse with induced (but initial stages of) Alzheimer’s disease. The light caused brain wave induction (roughly 40 oscillations per second [Hz]). And, then she found that the toxic protein levels of amyloids halved.

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Our memories ARE mapped to specific neurons

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My first kiss.  The first time I saw my first-born.  When I knew I passed my PhD exam.  Those exquisite moments in time.   It turns out, I- and you- can relive those moments.  Because they are encoded in specific cells in our brain.

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