Photobiomodulation for Brain Function in Healthy Young and Aging Adults

Farzad Salehpour, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad, Javad Mahmoudi, Farzin Kamari, Paolo Cassano, Michael Richard Hamblin

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This chapter examines the potential of photobiomodulation (PBM) for enhancing brain function in healthy young and aging adults, focusing on cognitive boosting and the effects of PBM on healthy animals and human volunteers. Section 1 discusses cognitive boosting in healthy young and aged adults, highlighting the potential of PBM as a non-invasive intervention to improve various aspects of cognitive performance, including memory, attention, and executive functions, across different age groups. Section 2 delves into the effects of brain PBM in healthy animals, covering PBM for healthy young animals (2.1) and PBM for healthy aged animals (2.2). This section presents evidence from animal studies that demonstrate the potential of PBM to enhance cognitive function and neuroprotection, providing insights into the underlying mechanisms and therapeutic potential for human application. Section 3 focuses on PBM for the brain in healthy human volunteers, showcasing studies that have investigated the impact of PBM on cognitive performances. This section highlights the potential benefits and safety of PBM for optimizing brain function in healthy individuals, while also emphasizing the need for further research to establish optimal treatment parameters and long-term effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSynthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering
VolumePart F1286
ISSN (Print)1930-0328
ISSN (Electronic)1930-0336

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering


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