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Scientists At Children's Hospital And Brandeis Use Video Games To Unlock Secrets Of The Brain's Sense Of Direction

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June 25, 1999
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Brandeis University
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By playing video games, teenagers with epilepsy are making important contributions to science: they've taught researchers that certain brain waves may be the key to learning and remembering how to find our way from one place to another. The work - which has the potential to help us understand how memory works and ultimately point to cures for both epilepsy and memory disorders - is reported in the June 24 issue of the journal Nature.

WALTHAM, Mass. - By playing video games, teenagers with epilepsy are making important contributions to science: they've taught researchers that certain brain waves may be the key to learning and remembering how to find our way from one place to another. The work - which has the potential to help us understand how memory works and ultimately point to cures for both epilepsy and memory disorders - is reported in the June 24 issue of the journal Nature.


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