Sound Stimulation Improves Memory Retention, says Study

Sound Stimulation Improves Memory Retention, says StudyAccording to a research published in the journal Neuron, it has been revealed that sound stimulation is considered positive for memory retention.

The study carried out by a group of researchers from the University of Tubingen, in Germany, it has been revealed that show oscillations taking place in brain at the time when one is in slow-wave sleep helps in improving memory.

Lead researcher Dr. Jan Born was of the view, "The beauty lies in the simplicity to apply auditory stimulation at low intensities -- an approach that is both practical and ethical". In order to reach at the above given result, the study researchers carried out an experiment, on 11 people.

Born said that tests were carried out on them during different nights. It was found that when a person was exposed to stimulating sounds, which were in co-ordination in brain's oscillating system, the person's memory retention was found to be in a better condition.

On the other hand, when sounds, which were not in sync with oscillation rhythm, were exposed then no effect on the brain's memory retention was seen. It is now said that the research findings can be used to help insomniacs to have better sleep.