Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 06:58:33 pm
Electrical Brain Stimulation helps boost older people’s mental scores
April 11, 2019

According to new research, electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger.

The researchers found that age-related decline in working memory can be reversed by stimulating two key brain areas at a specific rhythm.

The study involved 42 younger adults aged 20 to 29 and 42 older adults aged 60 to 76, who were all assessed for their performance in a working-memory task.

Working memory refers to information retained temporarily for use in immediate tasks such as reasoning and making decisions.