Using a flash of light to erase and restore memory may sound like something out of science fiction movies, but a new study suggests otherwise. Research has found that memories can be destroyed and restored.
Tiny iron beads smaller then a blood cell are injected into the bloodstream via the arm.
As the beads enter the bloodstream chemicals inside the beads, activate a bright light.
It is using a mobile phone with an application that controls the fast-rotating magnets situated inside the beads.
Magnetic force makes the beads spin, providing flashing light-based deep brain stimulation.
Researchers found that flashing lights might improve dementia patients’ memory.
The team had managed to clear amyloid from part of the brain with a flickering light. The strobe designed tuned to 40 hertz to manipulate the rodents’ brainwaves, triggering a host of biological effects that eliminated the plaque-forming proteins. Although promising findings in mouse models of Dementia’s disease have been notoriously difficult to replicate in humans, the experiment offered some tantalizing possibilities. The result is impressive, but we knew we needed to work out a way of trying out the same thing in humans.
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Professor Roberto Manilow, senior researcher, and professor of neurosciences said, Tsai, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge,