OptoCeutics is founded on academic and clinical research.
Here, you can find a collection of academic research papers that we, together with top-tier academic research institutions such as the Danish Technical University, the University of California Berkeley, Roskilde University Hospital, and Copenhagen University, have contributed to the international research field.
We are exceedingly proud of our work and incredibly grateful to collaborate with such wonderful research institutions.
Brainwaves and Brain Stimulation
Brainwaves are electrical signals produced by cells in the brain associated with mental states like concentration, relaxation, creativity, and deep sleep.
Brain stimulation activates specific types of brainwaves through electrical, magnetic, sound or light methods, potentially enhancing their associated characteristics and exploring new treatments for neurological and psychological disorders.
Gamma Brainwaves and Cognition
Gamma brainwaves oscillate at frequencies ranging from 35 Hz to 100 Hz. Studies have shown that this type of brain activity is associated with cognitive processes, with higher levels of gamma activity generally corresponding to higher levels of cognition.
Specifically, gamma activity is linked to higer-level brain functions such as working memory, attention, and active learning.
One the other hand, decreases in gamma activity is observed in some neurological disorders and as part of the natural aging process.
Gamma Brainwaves and Aging
Gamma brainwaves have also been the subject of research into the effects of aging on the brain. Some studies have found that older adults tend to have lower levels of gamma brainwaves than younger adults, suggesting that age-related changes in the brain may affect the production of these brainwaves.
This is significant because gamma brainwaves have been linked to various cognitive processes that tend to decline with age, such as memory and attention. As such, researchers are interested in exploring whether gamma brainwave stimulation could be used to enhance cognitive function in older adults.
Some studies suggest that gamma brainwave stimulation could be a promising avenue for improving cognitive function in older adults and potentially reducing age-related cognitive decline.
Gamma Stimulation and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive decline. Research has shown that gamma brain wave activity is reduced in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, which may contribute to the cognitive impairments associated with the disease.