How 'music of the mind' may help brain cure itself for PTSD, other disorders

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Soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress are undergoing a new treatment that’s showing positive results: Doctors are mapping brain waves with audible tones, and then playing them back to the patient.

“We believe that allowing the brain to listen to itself echoing its own pattern back to us in real time provides an opportunity for the brain to self-adjust, to self-optimize, auto-calibrate to relax,” said Dr. Charles Tegeler, Professor Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Neurologists at Wake Forest Baptist Health are taking tones from the brain and playing them back in real time in an effort to have the brain “heal itself,” so to speak.

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