Electric current to brain boosts memory

August 29, 2014 8:59 AM

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For the first time, scientists have shown that they can enhance memory without surgery or drugs, a breakthrough that could help treat memory disorders caused by stroke, Alzheimer’s and brain injury.

Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non—invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, according to a new study by Northwestern University.

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