Memory enhancement and deep-brain stimulation of the entorhinal area.

TitleMemory enhancement and deep-brain stimulation of the entorhinal area.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSuthana, N, Haneef Z, Stern J, Mukamel R, Behnke E, Knowlton B, Fried I
JournalThe New England journal of medicine
Volume366
Issue6
Pagination502-10
Date Published2012 Feb 9
ISSN1533-4406
KeywordsDeep Brain Stimulation, Electrodes, Implanted, Electroencephalography, Entorhinal Cortex, Epilepsy, Hippocampus, Humans, Intelligence, Learning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, memory, Spatial Behavior
Abstract

The medial temporal structures, including the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex, are critical for the ability to transform daily experience into lasting memories. We tested the hypothesis that deep-brain stimulation of the hippocampus or entorhinal cortex alters memory performance.

DOI10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03574.x
Alternate JournalN. Engl. J. Med.