Brain-boosting prosthesis moves from mice to humans

by Robbie Gonzalez THE SHAPE ON the screen appears only briefly—just long enough for the test subject to commit it to memory. At the same time, an electrical signal snakes past the bony perimeter of her skull, down through a warm layer of grey matter toward a batch of electrodes near the center of herContinue reading “Brain-boosting prosthesis moves from mice to humans”

Scientists encode memories in a way that bypasses damaged brain tissue

Researchers at University of South Carolina (USC) and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a brain prosthesis that is designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss. The prosthesis, which includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain, has performed well in laboratory testing in animals and is currently being evaluated inContinue reading “Scientists encode memories in a way that bypasses damaged brain tissue”