DARPA tested neuroimplant - memory amplifier

Authors of an article published in the Journal of Neural Engineering prove that unreliable carbon memory (that is, ordinary human) can be strengthened by silicon, computer, implanting a chip in the brain that helps to remember what was forgotten.

A study funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) proved the feasibility of implementing a technology that sounds like science fiction. A neuroimplant recognizes the electromagnetic activity of the brain, selects patterns that accompany the correct extraction of memories from memory, and then reproduces these patterns, stimulating certain groups of neurons with weak electrical impulses.

There were few subjects - only 15 people, all with diagnosed epilepsy and the associated loss of short-term memory; a neuroimplant was injected into their brain during another operation, for which all had indications. Hippocampal implants improved the short-term memory of participants in the experiment by an average of 35%. “We had little doubt that it would work, because we had already conducted successful experiments on animals, but we were surprised at how effective it worked in humans, ” one of the authors of the work, Robert Hampson, explains in the accompanying video.


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