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Here’s What Brain-Stimulating Memory Enhancement Feels Like

Scientists found that electrical brain stimulation improved memory among older adults in a recent study. I went to the lab to try it out myself.

Photo courtesy of Robert Reinhart, Boston University

TThe moment the researchers start firing electricity into my brain, I feel a repetitive pinching sensation on the left side…

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Brian Bergstein

Brian Bergstein

Journalist in Boston. Editor at large, NEO.LIFE. I’ve been executive editor of MIT Technology Review and tech editor at the AP. More info: brianbergstein.com

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