Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation May Cause Improvements in Memory
Now, understand that depression impinges on memory function and the correlation below may not be the rTMS improving memory per se but the relief of depression actually causing memory to function like it did when the brain was not depressed.
Still good news though. Memory loss is one of the awful things about depression as it hinders your ability to not only remember your loved ones, and life, but also work.
Oh, and FYI, Wernicke’s area, which is where the rTMS is being applied, is closer to the brain stem than I would like making it less likely that I could try it (The VNS coil is too close.)
Wernicke’s area is one of the two parts of the cerebral cortex linked since the late nineteenth century to speech (the other is the Broca’s area). It is traditionally considered to consist of the posterior …
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