Health University of Western Australia is looking into how to give your brain a boost.

University of Western Australia is looking into how to give your brain a boost.

Researchers from the University of Western Australia and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France have been investigating the effects of electromagnetic stimulation on brain power.

The study, led by PhD candidate Kalina Makowiecki and Research Associate Professor Jennifer Rodger, found that weak electromagnetic pulses sent to the brain could affect neural connections, helping them shift from abnormal locations to more normal ones within the neural network.

The findings could have implications for a range of nervous system disorders, such as depression, tinnitus and epilepsy. Interestingly, the therapy did not appear to have a big effect on healthy brains, suggesting that other unwanted side effects from the treatment could be minimal.

Certainly, this research could go some way to helping keep Australia clever.

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