News tagged with electrical stimulation

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 ...

Mar 23, 2014
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New non-invasive method for brain research

Neuroscientists at the University of Tübingen have become the first to record neuromagnetic activity in the millisecond-by-millisecond range while the brain of a human subject was under stimulation by electric current. Electric ...

Jun 24, 2013
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Electrical stimulation to help the blind see

(Medical Xpress) -- In people who have lost vision due to an injury or disease, the brain is still capable of "seeing." Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Cognitive and Brain Science Department ...

Oct 12, 2011
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Sound stimulation during sleep can enhance memory

Slow oscillations in brain activity, which occur during so-called slow-wave sleep, are critical for retaining memories. Researchers reporting online April 11 in the Cell Press journal Neuron have found that p ...

Apr 11, 2013
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Charging toward better neural implants

Electrical implants that shut down excessive activity in brain cells hold great potential for treating epilepsy and chronic pain. Likewise, devices that enhance neurons’ activity may help restore function ...

Oct 28, 2011
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