Deep-brain stimulation can strengthen memory

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Deep-brain stimulation can strengthen memory

Postby MSUK » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:45 am


Researchers at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine found a way to stimulate an area of the brain that can strengthen memory and it is not in pill-form interestingly enough.

“For those of us with MS who are notorious for our memory issues,” says Sierra Blankenship of Lima, “this has got to be the best news ever. Unless you have MS, or know someone with MS, you just would not believe the things that we have done or even said sometimes because of this problem.”

The area called the entorhinal cortex, the main interface between the hippocampus and neocortex, was the focus and “critically it was the stimulation at the gateway into the hippocampus, and not the hippocampus itself, that proved effective,” said Dr. Fried the school's professor of neurosurgery....Read More - ... ageid/1264
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