Increased cognitive Function

Light up the Brain

There are now many published studies showing how infrared light can penetrate deep into the brain. Red light therapy has definitely shown great promise in positively affecting brain health and cognitive performance, like learning, memory, and reaction time.

The brain benefits from increased cerebral blood flow, ATP energy production, and more oxygen availability to help with alleviating Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. The light optimizes the potential for increased neurogenesis (the growth of new nerve tissue) and synaptogenesis (formation of new synapses). In addition to cognitive improvements, red light therapy research shows potential for improving brain injuries, sleep disorders, depression, and dementia. Hundreds of peer-reviewed trials and studies have shown that infrared light treatments have improved cognitive functions like memory, learning, attention span, reaction time, and executive function.
The scientific laboratory of the Air Force (AFRL) in Texas is working on headgear for pilots in
order to increase their cognitive ability and reduce fatigue during long flights. AFRL are also
looking at more advanced applications to reduce negative G-force effects on the brain. Other
research done by Dr. Hamblin made it clear that the red light effect is an overall reduction in
inflammation, which is particularly important for pain in the joints, traumatic head injuries, and
swelling in the lungs. A 2018 study co-authored by Dr. Hamblin and several mental health
experts found “near infrared light improved depression, SAD, and mental health.” Leading
mental health researchers conducted transcranial tests. This study’s positive findings have
encouraged the continued optimism about wider use of natural light treatments for people
with depression. “Near infrared light demonstrated antidepressant properties,” says Dr.
It has been shown that there’s better frontal brain function in older adults, after they received
light treatments. Only people who received real light therapy showed significant improvements
in mental flexibility and decision making. People in the study also experienced better sleep and
mental health. Researchers documented significantly fewer angry outbursts and less anxiety in
those receiving light therapy. It was also found that people with brain injuries and mood
disorders often have disturbance in sleep. Red light can help people reset the circadian rhythm
and produce more natural melatonin that greatly assists sleep patterns. 
A 2013 study demonstrated significant cognitive performance benefits in people receiving light
therapy directed at the brain. The results showed quicker reaction times in the sustained
attention psychomotor vigilance task (PVT). There was also notable improvement in the treated
vs. the control groups as measured by memory retrieval latency showing improved memory in
those treated with light. Light treatments also demonstrated antidepressant properties with
people that had major depressive disorders. Other studies have shown similar positive results
with improved executive function and stronger learning with red light therapy. A 2017 study
showed that rule-based learning was greatly improved following light therapy treatments, in
comparison to the placebo group. The neurocognitive function of adults was also significantly

increased. An analysis of light therapy for major depression done by Dr. Paolo Cassano and his
scientific team concluded that light therapy is a “low risk, inexpensive treatment for
The DiDuro “Multi-Modality” approach has achieved impressive results. Dr. DiDuro’s has been
changing people lives with what he refers to as TCPBMT (Transcranial Photo-Biomodulation
Therapy). He has continually found a rapid reversal of cognitive injury of veterans with TBI
(Traumatic Brain Injury). The multi-modality used by Dr. DiDuro is a system that applies light to
the body, into the intranasal cavity (up nose), and trans cranially (light helmet).This is a new
triple device therapeutic approach that is relatively unknown but showing remarkable results.

Matt DeBow ⓒ 2019  •