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Eternal Sunshine of the Bionic Mind: Prosthesis Could Restore Memory

Science & Tech  (tags: brain, memory, neurology, prosthesis )

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Theodore Berger of the University of Southern California is developing a prosthesis to restore memory, by replacing a circuit in the brain's hippocampus. Berger described the device at the Global Future 2045 International Congress, held here June 15-16.

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Kerrie G (116)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:03 am
Shared on Pinterest, I have some memory loss due to the brain surgery I had for my hydrocephalus (excess fluid on the brain). This may help people like me too. ;) Thanks for sharing. :)

Christina Carlson (17)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:12 am
This is extremely interesting. I wonder if this would be tested for effect on Alzheimer's patients... The author's speculations on uses of this technology for mind-control is a bit alarming; nonetheless, this is exciting news!

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:14 pm
Very interesting, thank you.

Kathryn Niell (112)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:35 pm
I hope this is a potential treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Sounds hopeful!

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:48 pm
This sounds promising. For some reason I am terribly afraid of, for whatever reason (alzheimer's, dementia, electro-convulsive therapy, organic brain injury, epilepsy, etc), becoming a " virtual mental vegetable". I would definitely want someone to "pull my plug" should that ever happen. I would not be me without my mind. This article, however, gives hope for millions. I hope further research is done!

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:27 pm
Very interesting--thanks Freya

Winn A (179)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 7:14 am
Interesting and I hope it will happen for a lot of different health reasons.

Dot A (182)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:50 pm
good info:
The brain's adaptability, or plasticity, is going to be hugely important for the device's effectiveness in humans, Berger said. "There's going to be more influence of the human on the device than the device on the human."

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