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Monday, December 5, 2016

Scientists Discover a Solution to Bring back Forgotten Memories

Short-term memory loss:

We tend to forget things at some point in time. You may have forgotten the name of a person you just met or forgot to carry your wallet with you on your way to the office.  After some time you will be able to recall the name of the person later or for that case you will come back again and pick your wallet.These are the result of short term memory loss which is common during the aging process.The latest research provides a solution to these problems.


Scientists  Solution to Bring back Forgotten Memories

Research carried out:



For long scientists believed that memory can be stored in the brain if and only neurons are active. But now they have found that memories are not completely lost rather they are moved to a subconscious stage. This could be a tremendous boost to patients suffering from short-term memory loss. However, this could not be applied for patients suffering from long-term memory loss.

A team of researchers led by Nathan rose of the university of Notre dame subjected a group of participants to different stimuli such as a word or an image and asked them to remember. Meanwhile, they showed the participants with various other images. During this time they monitored the brain activity of each and every participant. What they found was the participants slowly started to forget the image they asked them to remember and it moved to a dormant stage almost as if it was forgotten.

Scientists have found that giving a small jolt of electricity to the brain (a pulse of transcranial magnetic stimulation) using an electromagnetic coil they were able to bring back forgotten memory to an active neural state. This indicates brain Instead of keeping all working recollections continually dynamic; the mind backs some off to a dormant state—practically like it's overlooked—just to kick off it later when it needs to review data. The Neuroscience research was published in the science journal.

Future aspects:



However, the findings provide deep insights into how our brain works. This research will serve as an impetus to the patients undergoing treatment for short-term memory loss and offers a ray of hope that a solution to persons suffering from Alzheimer’s ( a chronic neurodegenerative disease) may be a reality.

Source:Motherboard

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