Quieting the overactive hippocampus restores memory in aging

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A recent study by Bakker et al. shows that a low dose of the antiepileptic drug levetiracetam reduces hippocampal hyperactivity in elderly humans with amnestic mild cognitive impairment and improves hippocampal memory function. This points towards a new treatment strategy for age-related memory impairment by reducing deleterious overactivity of the hippocampus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-361
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012


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