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An artistic rendering of deep brain stimulation. Scientists are studying this approach to see if it can treat cognitive impairment that can arise after a traumatic brain injury and other conditions. Andrew Janson / Butson Lab, University of Utah/NIH Image Gallery hide caption

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A little electric stimulation in just the right spot may bolster a damaged brain

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A new study finds that stimulating the brain during sleep can improve memory. DrAfter123/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists zap sleeping humans' brains with electricity to improve their memory

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A pair of studies suggest that a customized approach to brain stimulation carries advantages in treating mental health conditions. Yuichiro Chino/Getty Images hide caption

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Studies Suggest Benefits From A Personalized Approach To Brain Stimulation

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Carl Luepker, his son Liam, 12, and daughter Lucia, 11, light the menorah during Hanukkah in their home in Minneapolis, Minn. Carl and Liam both have a degenerative nerve disorder called dystonia. Jenn Ackerman for NPR hide caption

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Could Brain Surgery Save A Father And Son?

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Small pulses of electricity to the brain have an effect on memory, new research shows. Science Photo Library/SCIEPRO/Getty Images hide caption

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Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing

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Electric Currents And An 'Emotional Awakening' For One Man With Autism

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Hacking The Brain With Electricity: Don't Try This At Home

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Deep brain stimulation eased Shari Finsilver's tremors, but didn't stop them entirely. Here she uses both hands to stabilize a glass of water. Marvin Shaouni for NPR hide caption

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Involuntary Shaking Can Be Caused By Essential Tremors

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