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Brain stimulation shown to boost memory: study (Reuters)
Populux | November 6, 2006 at 06:06 amby
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LONDON (Reuters) - Stimulating the brain with gentle electric currents during sleep boosts memory, German scientists said on Sunday. When they applied several currents that mimic natural slow oscillating brain waves in sleep they enhanced the memory of medical students who had done a word-learning task. "It leads to improved memory retention," said Jan Born, a neuroscientist at the University of Luebeck. The scientists, whose results were published online by the journal Nature, believe brain stimulation ...