Man first improved memory with a brain implant
Man first improved memory with a brain implant

Man first improved memory with a brain implant

Man first improved memory with a brain implant Nowadays, many, from inventors to large ministries and departments, are trying by any means to improve the functioning of the human brain. Including using implants. For the first time in history, some testers have made headway in this direction. So, Dong Song, a biomedical professor at the USC (University of Southern California), has clearly demonstrated the improvement of human memory with an implant in the brain. He presented a peculiar “memory prosthesis” in Washington at the last meeting of the Society of Neuroscience. In other words, we are dealing with the world’s first electronic device effective in developing human memory. A team of scientists tested the device in action on twenty volunteers wearing brain electrodes for the treatment of epilepsy. The existing implants helped connect the Song device to the brain to collect information about its activity during the tests, when the memory was stimulated – working or short-term. Further, experts identified a structure that is associated with optimal memory. The electrodes of the device were then used in order to stimulate the brain according to a given pattern in the next tests. After analyzing the information received, they concluded that such stimulation developed working memory by 25% and short-term memory by 15%. According to Song, they manage to create neural code that improves memory functions, and this has never been achieved before. Moreover, this unit is able to radically change the lives of patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. In the meantime, Song’s apparatus is in further testing. However, its appearance in real clinical practice is probably great.

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