Zapping Brain with Precise Electrical Current Boosts Working Memory in Older Adults, Study Finds

April 9, 2019

(STAT News) – Shooting electrical current into the brain for just 25 minutes reversed the decline in working memory that comes with aging, scientists reported on Monday. Although the researchers tested the effects on people for only 50 minutes, the finding offers hope for boosting a mental function that is so crucial for reasoning, everyday problem-solving, and planning that it has been called the foundation of intelligence.

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