Electrical stimulation to the brain could restore memory in older individuals
Electrical pulses to restore memory - interesting science news

Researchers have shown that a decline in memory due to ageing can be temporarily reversed using electrical brain stimulation.

Scientists used non-invasive brain stimulation in 42 individuals aged between 60 – 76 years and found that these individuals showed brain responses similar to young individuals between the age of 20-29 years.

It is hypothesized that as age increases there is a disconnection between two brain regions namely the prefrontal cortex and the temporal cortex. Electrically stimulating these brain regions helps synchronize these connections.

Read the full story: Boston University (via The Guardian)
Scientific publication: Nature Neuroscience

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