Study with totally blind people shows how light helps activate the brain

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Light enhances brain activity during a cognitive task even in some people who are totally blind, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The findings contribute to scientists’ understanding of everyone’s brains, as they also revealed how quickly light impacts on cognition. … more

reference : Vandewalle G, Collignon O, Hull JT, Daneault V, Albouy G, Lepore F, Phillips C, Doyon J, Czeisler CA, Dumont M, Lockley SW, Carrier J. Blue Light Stimulates Cognitive Brain Activity in Visually Blind Individuals. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]

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