Brain stimulation aids short-term memory

04.08.2019 - By FT News in Focus

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A non-invasive technique for electrical stimulation of the brain has been found to produce a striking improvement in the short-term memory of older people, when finely tuned to the individual’s neural characteristics. Naomi Rovnick discusses the research with Clive Cookson, the FT’s science editor.

Contributors: Suzanne Blumsom, executive editor, Naomi Rovnick, FT Live reporter and Clive Cookson, science editor. Producer: Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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