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Commercial brain stimulation device impairs memory

People show impaired memory after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain by a commercial, freely available, device. Psychologists Laura Steenbergen and Lorenza Colzato, ...

Aug 17, 2015
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The brain's electrical alphabet

The brain's alphabet is a mix of rate and precise timing of electrical pulses: the observation was made by researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste and the Italian Institute of Technology ...

Jan 23, 2015
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Study targets age-related mental decline

Forgotten where you've put the car keys? Can't remember the name of your next-door neighbour? If you're healthy and aged 55 or older then a University of Queensland medical trial might be just the thing for you.

Nov 18, 2014
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Electric 'thinking cap' controls learning speed

(Medical Xpress)—Caffeine-fueled cram sessions are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult material more quickly? What if "thinking caps" were real?

Mar 23, 2014
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