Debate: In the field of neurostimulation, what comes first, Published Research or Patents?
The Brain-Zapping Olympians (The Ringer): “Gaining jacked-up physical powers from frontal-lobe-electrifying headgear sounds like a half-baked superhero origin story. It’s also a premise that athletes are buying as reality. NBA players and Olympians are wearing a brain-stimulation device called Halo Sport in an attempt to transform into champions. The $649 Halo Sport is sold by a San Francisco startup called Halo Neuroscience…its primary purpose is to electrically trigger the brain using a method called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS. The science is knotty, but Halo’s sales pitch is fairly simple: Electric pulses emitted from the headset will jolt the brain’s motor cortex, boosting athletic performance. Without any additional physical effort, and just by adding fancy headgear to their training regimen (they can also be worn while at rest), an athlete can biohack their way to victory. Halo claims that this brain zapping will put your brain into a special state of “hyperplasticity.” The theory, according to the company’s website, is that the transcranial direct-current stimulation helps “build optimized neuronal circuity for athletic movement—similar to how proper nutrition makes training more productive for the body to build muscle.” In other words, it’s like a “preworkout for the brain,” using electricity instead of creatine dust. It’s a bold claim—one that some n...
I recently learned that a popular EM Twitter doc runs a headache clinic on the side. In conjunction with the constant threads and talks about the very real and understandable burnout in EM, I've begun thinking long-term about the implications of pursuing the specialty if I choose to do so. One area that is hard for me to get good insight and data on is on what being an EP would look like once past 50 or even 60 years of age. I am hoping for some insight from this community on this topic... M3 interested in EM: Do you plan on practicing into your late 50s or 60s?
Publication date: January 2020Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 19, Issue 1Author(s): Gisela M Terwindt
Conclusions: Our data support the hypothesis that increased anxiety may play a role in visuo-vestibular interactions; moreover, they are not inconsistent with the hypothesis that OKS might provoke a “threatening effect,” leading to gaze bias during examination.
Conditions: Migraine; Vestibular Migraine; Vestibular Schwannoma; Motion Sickness; Dizziness; Vestibular Disorder Interventions: Behavioral: Temporal Binding Adaptation - TBW training; Behavioral: Temporal Binding Adaptation - PSS training; Behavioral: Temporal Binding Adaptation - PSS adaptation with VI stimulation; Behavioral: Chronic Motion-modulated Stimulation Sponsors: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD); &n...
Conditions: Headache Disorders; Tension-Type Headache Intervention: Other: Bite force testing Sponsors: Danish Headache Center; UMC Utrecht; Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam Recruiting
Conditions: Concussion; mTBI; Post-Concussive Symptoms; Chronic Headache; Chronic Insomnia; Chronic Attention Disorder Intervention: Procedure: Neurofeedback (NFB) Sponsor: VA Office of Research and Development Not yet recruiting
New guidelines on pharmacological treatment for pediatric migraine underscore the need for more research to help the one-third of children and adolescents who aren't helped by existing treatments, according to the authors of a new report.Reuters Health Information
Migraine is a huge medical problem, accounting for half of the disability produced by all neurologic diseases worldwide. The medication sumatriptan (Imitrex) is well known for the treatment of a migraine attack. Sumatriptan is part of a group of medications known as the triptans. Triptan medications have been in use for over 20 years and are very effective for the acute treatment of headache (relieving migraine headaches that are already in progress). But they also have limitations; triptans can cause temporary narrowing of blood vessels in the heart and elsewhere that can result in side effects, such as chest pain or tigh...
(International Headache Society) In spite of the widespread recommendation for regular physical activity as a strategy to manage migraine, for some patients, exercise can instead trigger migraine attacks. Here, Samantha et al found that anxiety sensitivity mediates intentional avoidance of both moderate and vigorous physical activity.
ConclusionThe findings evidenced that migraine is characterized by specific personality traits. Among them, neuroticism influenced the severity of depression in migraineurs, and, therefore, an early evaluation of the personality traits could allow identifying patients susceptible to develop migraine-associated psychopathological symptoms.