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Stimulation by Light and Sound: Therapeutics Effects in Humans. Systematic Review



Vernon Furtado da Silva, Alair Pedro Ribeiro, Veruska Andréa dos Santos, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Anna Lucia Spear King , Maurício Rocha Calomeni*
Rua Benta Pereira, 237 - Centro - Campos dos Goytacazes - CEP: 28035-290, Brazil


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Abstract

Introduction : The objective of the study was to make a systematic review of published studies that used the brain stimulation by light and sound as means to optimize brain function and increase the different treatments. Methods : The methods followed the Prisma model for eligibility of studies. Results : Four studies on the systematic review were included 3 experimental studies and 1 case report. Two of these studies were focused in learning and sportive performance, and 2 focused on increasing physical and mental health. Conclusion : It was concluded that the investigation of brain stimulation technique can be applied to induce favorable mental states to enlarge treatments of several disorders that affect humans in a safe and noninvasive way. It is suggested that positive results can also be found through the association of brain stimulation by light and sound with therapies that combat depression and anxiety states.

Keywords: Acoustic stimulation, brain stimulation, photic stimulation.