Jackie Rocheleau

All Stories by Jackie Rocheleau

  1. A photo of a women asleep in a bed

    A new treatment for debilitating nightmares offers sweeter dreams

    A new study combines standard nightmare disorder therapy with a memory-enhancing technique to create happier dreams and bring greater, lasting relief.

  2. brain scan

    A blood test may help predict recovery from traumatic brain injury

    High levels of a key blood protein point to brain shrinkage and damage to message-sending axons, providing a biomarker for TBI severity and prognosis.

  3. person playing brain training game on smartphone

    Playing brain training games regularly doesn’t boost brainpower

    Comparing brain training program users with those who don’t do the mini brain workouts, scientists found no proof that the regimens boosted brainpower.

  4. illustration of a brain with parts stimulated highlighted in red and yellow

    Mild zaps to the brain can boost a pain-relieving placebo effect

    By sending electric current into the brain, scientists can enhance the pain-relieving placebo effect and dampen the pain-inducing nocebo effect.