https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/613293/zapping-the-brain-with-electricity-seems-to-improve-memory-in-older-people/

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Stimulating parts of the brain with electricity to get brain waves back in sync temporarily reverses the effects of age-related memory loss. Our aging brains: Working memory, the way we hold information in our brains for a short period to help us carry out tasks, gets worse as we get older. This seems to be linked to how different parts of the brain work in sync with each other. As we age, these brain waves fall out of step, and working memory gets worse. This makes it harder to follow conversations, read, or concentrate. The experiment: Scientists from Boston University tested young people and old people on a series of memory tasks. Unsurprisingly, the younger subjects did better. Then p... Full story

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