Electrical stimulation can help boost memory performance, researchers say

August 29, 2014 3:30 PM

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A new Northwestern Medicine® study suggests that using non-invasive delivery of electrical current to stimulate a specific region in the brain improves memory. The magnetic pulses are referred to as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

The new discovery is paving the way for new possibilities for treating memory impairment that results from conditions including stroke, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, and aging-related memory problems.

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