Tag Archives: Memory

Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

Using electricity to precisely stimulate the brain can boost people’s working memory, a study suggests. The team at Boston University, in the US, gave people in their sixties and seventies the working memory of someone in their twenties. The effect lasted at least 50 minutes after the stimulation stopped. But larger studies are now needed… Read More »

Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model

By age 60, one in three American women have had a hysterectomy. Though hysterectomy is a prevalent and routine surgery, the removal of the uterus before natural menopause might actually be problematic for cognitive processes like memory. Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have found rats that underwent the surgical removal of… Read More »