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IFN Neuroplasticity paper creates a “splash” at Science on the Swan Conference

IFN Executive Director, Dr Randy Beck attended the Science on the Swan Conference, June 5-7, 2019, in Perth, Australia. Established as part of the Western Australian Health Translation Network, Science on the Swan event is an annual health and medical science conference that allows a unique opportunity to hear from local and international Health Science […]

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Found Effective in Reducing Depression Symptoms

ACCORDING to the latest National Health Survey, in 2017–18, just over one in 10 Australians (10.4%) had depression or feelings of depression (an increase from 8.9% in 2014–15), affecting the quality of life of over 2 million people. Mental and substance use disorders, including depression, anxiety, and drug misuse, together confer the third highest burden […]

Brain Stimulation Rapidly Revives Working Memory in Older Adults

The study was published online April 8/2019 in Nature Neuroscience. Age-related decline in working memory can be reversed using transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) to synchronize rhythmic brain circuits, new research suggests. Investigators at the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University made two discoveries. First, in older adults, deficits in working memory stem from specific brain circuits […]