- The research has also served to study the mechanisms through which this recovery occurs, suggesting that the stimulation of the hypothalamus activates several regions of the brain, especially the memory systems, which offer compensatory effects.
- The research verified how animals whose amygdala was damaged in more than 70% totally recovered the ability to learn and remember after being submitted to several sessions, first in learning and then in the intracranial self-stimulation of the hypothalamus, which consists of sending electric impulses to that region of the brain. The effects last up to three months after ten 60-minute treatment sessions.
- In the future, similar and not as invasive treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation could provide similar effects. This technique is being tested on animals and, although it is not as precise, it seems to be yielding good results.
Intracranial stimulation proved efficient in the recovery of learning and memory in rats
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