Illuminate Your Brain for Better Cognitive Performance

Illuminate Your Brain for Better Cognitive Performance

Have you ever had one of those rainy days that makes you feel cold, tired, and want to curl up for a nap? You are not alone. Sunlight increases serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is believed to help regulate mood and social behavior. A shortage of serotonin can make...
Shining Light on Depression, a New Approach to Treatment

Shining Light on Depression, a New Approach to Treatment

It starts as a sadness, then I feel myself shutting down, becoming less capable of coping. Eventually I just feel numb and empty.  — Mind (UK mental health advocacy group) This visceral description of depression captures only one of the many faces of the illness,...
Tired of Being Stressed? Light Can Help Your Chronic Anxiety

Tired of Being Stressed? Light Can Help Your Chronic Anxiety

We are living in a stressful world. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of...

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