Vitamin D and Curcurmin May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques (Alzheimers)


UCLA scientists and colleagues from UC Riverside and the Human BioMolecular Research Institute have found that a form of vitamin D, together with a chemical found in turmeric spice called curcumin, may help stimulate the immune system to clear the brain of amyloid beta, which forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

More after the jump to Eurekalert…


CognitiveFun.net – Free Brain Games


I recently ran across this brain training game website that is… free! And it has all of the basic features every paid for service I’ve used has (including “brainbuilder” and “lumosity).

Some of the included games are notably ones used in scientific studies for measures of working memory, etc. These included: auditory and textual digit span testing, forward and backwards, stroop, and dual n-back tasks.

Check it out at http://www.cognitivefun.net

And big props to the guys that put this together.


As few as 7 cups of coffee triples hallucination risk


Just cought this little blurb from an article at SciAm

If you’ve consumed a lot of caffeine—the equivalent to seven cups of coffee—you are three times more likely to hear voices than if you had kept your caffeine intake to less than a cup of coffee, according to psychologists at the University of Durham in England. Their recent study shows that overingesting the stimulant slightly increases your risk of experiencing other hallucinations as well.