Category: Mental Health

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory ’15 per cent’

Henry Bodkin The Telegraph A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent. The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if […]

Police accuse two students, age 12, of cyberbullying in suicide

Police in Panama City Beach, Florida, have charged two 12-year-old middle-school students with cyberstalking after the suicide of another student.

Police said Tuesday in a statement that 12-year-old Gabriella Green, known as Gabbie, was found unresponsive at her home on January 10 and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The medical examiner told CNN that the girl died from hanging.

Declassified Docs Show CIA Poisoned Entire Town with LSD in Massive Mind-Control Experiment

Jay Syrmopoulos The Free Thought Project (Archive) For decades, after a French village was struck by mass insanity and hallucinations in 1951, it was widely believed that a local bakery’s flour had become contaminated by ergot, a poisonous fungus that occurs naturally on rye and causes hallucinations. However, a discovery […]

Algorithms analyze brain scans to identify people with suicidal thoughts

David Pescovitz BoingBoing (Archive) In a small-scale study, researchers have shown that algorithms can analyze brain scans to determine whether an individual has suicidal thoughts. During the study, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University scientists mentioned words like “death,” “trouble,” and “carefree” to individuals undergoing fMRI scans of […]