No Dream: Electric Brain Stimulation During Sleep can Boost Memory
By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders
When you sleep, you brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you will need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-day life in profound ways. For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy people. To read more, click here.
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