recent study by these researchers has suggested that there exists a non
invasive method to boost memory and enhance sleep. When sounds were played in
accordance to the rhythm of the slow oscillations of the brain of those who
were sleeping, they were able to improve these brain oscillations and, thereby,
enhance their memory.
to the coauthor of the study Jan Born, of the University of Tubingen
the results of the study provide an excellent tool for improving sleep rhythms
by permitting the introduction of auditory stimulations into the brain at low
and his team of scientists carried out experiments on 11 persons, on different
nights, by enabling them to experience sound stimulations or "sham
which were in harmony with the slow brain oscillations.
this exposure, the individuals were able to, in a better manner, recall from
memory the word associations that they had carried out the previous evening. It
was also clearly demonstrated that the stimulations out of sync with the slow
brain oscillations did not show the same impact.
are a lot of people who struggle with memory-related problems and are
constantly on the lookout for means to handle their handicap. According to
Born, this method for memory improvement can also be used to enhance attention.
Research has revealed that there are other objects such as the smell of
peppermint and the sound of leaves rustling
that can boost memory and
The above study could be
useful in helping youngsters with their exam and also help people with learning
a new language. The findings of the study have been published in the journal