What is it about?

We designed a special mask to give people a fluctuating light and smell stimulus and measured the brain activity and psychological response. It caused lowered tension and anxiety and reduced depression related brain activity.

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Why is it important?

This paper outlines a possible new therapy for depression and anxiety that is drug-free, safe and easy to use.


I have been trying for many years to find a drug-free treatment for depression, one that has no side-effects and is easy to deliver and comply with. The next step is to try this therapy on clinically depressed subjects.

Tim Jacob

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This page is a summary of: Light and smell stimulus protocol reduced negative frontal EEG asymmetry and improved mood, Open Life Sciences, March 2017, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/biol-2017-0006.
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