Brain Implants: Restoring Memories

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by

The NYTimes reported that scientists at Wake Forest and USC implanted an electrode into the hippocampus of a rat that played memories “like a melody on a piano”, thus restoring a forgotten learning rule.

On October 4 and 5, speakers invited to Nobel 47 The Brain and Being Human will discuss some of the exciting advances using brain implants to treat cognitive, emotional and motor conditions in humans and the ethical issues that come along with the ability to use devices that interface with neural circuitry.

 

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