Researchers long believed that a person could only remember or preserve memory in the brain if only the relevant neurons were active but now with some new information coming to light researchers now know that it is not always the case and this finding can be a very important discovery to anyone who is suffering from short-term memory loss.
Small jolts of electricity to the brain, specifically a pulse of transcranial magnetic stimulation, can resuscitate recent memories, scientists discovered. The brain can slow down near-term memory so much that it would become dormant and stay hidden in the background but they keep ready to come back when it is needed.
This method cannot be applied to long-term memories because a completely different method is likely needed for that. So don’t think about remembering childhood memories with a zap of electricity in your head.
This finding, however, could be very beneficial to the scientists to understand how the brain actually functions. It’s clear from this finding that memory is more complex than we initially thought. In the near future, this finding can help for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other conditions where regaining short-term memories could greatly improve a patient’s quality of life.