Human memory capacity has been augmented with a brain implant
US researchers have developed an implant that can improve human memory. The first tests on humans have yielded promising results. “Memory prosthesis” can help people affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Over m implants zg, which re will allow us to expand our natural abilities works many institutes in research. From the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the Department of Defense, the State of in the United. It seems only a matter of time before such devices are available. The first step in this direction was made by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC).
Professor of biomedical engineering – Dong Song at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (the world’s largest organization of scientific and doctors who rych work focuses on the study of m zg and nervous system) in Washington presented the m implant zgu, kt ry enhances human memory by mimicking how we learn. Developed by Song and his team ł device can bring relief to memory loss sufferers – primarily people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
This is the first device that re effectively improves human memory. That the implementation „prosthesis” did not involve additional procedures, the team Song’s test recruited 20 volunteers in, which ers have already had electrodes implanted in m zgu to treat epilepsy. First, the implant collected data on the activity of the m zgu during a test designed to stimulate memory. The researchers then determined the wz related to optimal memory performance and have used the electrodes of the m stimulation device zgu according to this pattern.
Test results indicated that stimulation of m The zgu electrodes improved in volunteers in the memory cr tkot lasting by 15 percent., and working memory by about 25 percent. When the researchers stimulated m zg randomly, memory performance has deteriorated. – We write neural code to enhance memory function. No one has done this before – said in an interview with „New Scientist” Professor Song.
The researchers stimulated the hippocampus, a region of the m zgu associated with learning and remembering. And it is the patterns from this region m zgu were used to stimulate. Stimulation according to appropriate patterns In other parts of the m zgu could enhance its other functions. Professor Song has set the stage for further research.
Improved memory can be useful for students preparing for test or those who ers have trouble remembering names. However, the device has the potential to completely change the lives of those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. An implant developed by the team ł Songa has yet to undergo much testing in, but its potential is huge. Przywr price even some of the lost memory functions will be salutary not only for the patients themselves, but also for their families.