Short Term memory enhancement possible on humans by Laser Therapy

Studies have shown that Laser Light Therapy can possibly help in Short Term Memory Enhancement. The same has been successfully demonstrated by the scientists of the University of Birmingham in UK and the Beijing Normal University in China. Results show that the entire process which is no-invasive can contribute up to a 25% improvement in enhancing short term memory.

Treatment procedure for Short Term Memory improvement

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The treatment process named as transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) is carried out on right prefrontal cortex area of the brain as this particular area is crucial for working memory. Previous studies of the laser light treatment had proved to be effective in improving memory for mice, but for humans it had improved accuracy and high-order functions like attention and emotion. This is however, the first time that the tPBM treatment has affected in improvement of human working memory. The team has been successful in proving with data that the treatment of the prefrontal cortex has improved the memory after several minutes of treatment when it was carried out among the research participants. The Electroencephalogram (EEG), used to monitor the experiment’s data has revealed changes that suggests improvements in memory.

Applicability of the treatment

The results of the experiment and its success can be applied to get favourable results in treating psychotic disorders like ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) along with other attention-related disorders as the entire treatment process is non-invasive and has no side-effects. The same has been confirmed by the PhD student who also happens to be the co-author of on the research paper. However, scientists are yet to zero-in on the exact reason/s for such enhancement of the human memory and are of the opinion that continued research in the field will surely provide a better and broader picture that will help in explaining the reason of such enhancements.

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