A cap that administers electrical stimulation and monitors brain waves for a visual working memory test at one of Boston University’s laboratories.
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The new study is not the first to show that stimulating the brain can boost working memory. But Reinhart, who reported the work Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience, said it's notable for showing success in older people and because the memory boost persisted for nearly an hour minimum after the brain stimulation ended.Reinhart agreed that more research is needed before it can be formally tested as a treatment.The subjects had to judge whether it was the same image or not.Researchers got the same result with a second group of 28 subjects over age 62 .
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