Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

+ - Tiny Zaps Boost Memory->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Ever feel like you could use a little jolt to perk up your brain? Six epilepsy patients recently got exactly that. While they were in the hospital awaiting surgery to mitigate their seizures, they volunteered for an unusual experiment: Taking advantage of platinum electrodes surgeons had implanted in the patients' brains, researchers zapped the volunteers with mild pulses of electrical current. The jolts enhanced the patients' ability to learn their way around a virtual city."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Tiny Zaps Boost Memory

Comments Filter:

"How to make a million dollars: First, get a million dollars." -- Steve Martin