Brain Stimulation can Improve Short-term and Long-term Memory

A recently published study on 150 adults aged 65-88 years found that transcranial electrical current-based stimulation for 20 minutes over 4 consecutive days had a lasting positive effect on memory. The patients who received this therapy experienced an improvement in both short and long-term memory for at least 1 month in 85-90% of older adults.
“When we target an area of the brain called the inferior parietal cortex at a certain frequency of stimulation, people often experience improvement in short-term memory.” Stated Dr Randy Beck, the executive director of the Institute of Functional Neuroscience in Perth, Australia. “We can often produce improvement of long-term memory by targeting another area of the brain called the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex, as was demonstrated in the study.” Dr Beck continued, “The techniques used in this study are very similar to the techniques we use at the Institute to help people with a variety of brain issues. “
If you would like more information about how this type of therapy may improve your memory contact the Institute of Functional Neuroscience at 618 6254 2282 or email us at [email protected]

Reference:
Grover, S., Wen, W., Viswanathan, V. et al. Long-lasting, dissociable improvements in working memory and long-term memory in older adults with repetitive neuromodulation. Nat Neurosci 25, 1237–1246 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-022-01132-3

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