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Electrical brain stimulation ‘boosts memory’
BBC News

Exciting a specific part of the brain with electromagnetic pulses could boost our ability to remember certain facts, a study in Science suggests.

The US trials involving 16 volunteers found they made 30% fewer mistakes in memory tests after the procedure.

Scientists are now investigating whether the technique could help people with memory disorders and reduce memory loss in later life.

Independent researchers describe the method as “ingenious”.

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