Vagus nerve stimulation improves working memory performance.

  title={Vagus nerve stimulation improves working memory performance.},
  author={Lihua Sun and Jari Per{\"a}kyl{\"a} and Katri Holm and Joonas A Haapasalo and Kai Lehtim{\"a}ki and Keith H. Ogawa and Jukka Peltola and Kaisa M. Hartikainen},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={39 10},
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is used for treating refractory epilepsy and major depression. While the impact of this treatment on seizures has been established, its impact on human cognition remains equivocal. The goal of this study is to elucidate the immediate effects of vagus nerve stimulation on attention, cognition, and emotional reactivity in patients with epilepsy. Twenty patients (12 male and 8 female; 45 ± 13 years old) treated with VNS due to refractory epilepsy participated in the… CONTINUE READING