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Electronic Brain Stimulation and Memory

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory in Seniors, Study Finds

By Adrianna Nine on August 23, 2022 in ExtremeTech

Memory lapse remains a major concern for those approaching their golden years. As many as 40 percent of US adults over the age of 65 have some type of age-associated memory impairment, with approximately 160,000 of them receiving dementia diagnoses each year. While long-term it would be ideal to find ways to prevent the initial onset of such memory impairments, scientists are working to help seniors mediate their memory obstacles in the meantime. A new study suggests electrical currents to the brain might be a way to do just that.

Scientists at Boston University recently used a double-blind study to test the effects of non-invasive electrical brain stimulation on older adults’ memories. Having seen the brain circuits and networks involved in memory capacity in past research, the team assembled a cap dotted with electrodes that could deliver electrical currents to the wearer’s brain. These currents would focus on one of two areas of the brain: the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), which is essential to long-term memory, and the inferior parietal lobule (IPL), which is a major component of working memory. .... ' 

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