A brain surgery that uses microsurgery to repair and strengthen your brain is available to upstate New York residents, a new study shows.
The study, published in the American Journal of Neurology, analyzed the brain activity of 1,300 New York adults over the course of the two years.
Those who received the surgery had a higher percentage of gray matter volume in the left hippocampus, which is linked to memory, and an increase in gray matter density in the right prefrontal cortex, which helps you think clearly and make decisions.
While the study only looked at brain changes to a certain extent, the findings show that the technique could be used to treat neurological conditions like epilepsy and migraines.
The study also suggested that it could be more effective in those with conditions that affect the right side of the brain.
The findings, however, are not a silver bullet for those with epilepsy.
While a small percentage of those who received brain surgery had seizure-like symptoms, the majority of those had no seizures, according to Dr. Paul Chodas, a neurosurgeon at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and lead author of the study.
The team hopes to test out microsurgeries in the next two years and then develop a treatment to help people with epilepsy recover.