10 Apr 2019

Senior moments: reversing memory loss in old age

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 10 April 2019
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American neuroscientist Robert Reinhart is making advances in attempting to reverse memory loss.

He has, with his team at Boston University, worked out how to give someone in their sixties or seventies the memory agility of a twenty-something, using electrical pulses to temporarily improve working memory. 

Robert Reinhart is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. 

He explains his research to Kathryn Ryan.