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A novel brain replacement enhances human memory operation by 35 percent

A research within the protection of DARPA on brain substitution for the cause of enhancing memory operation after the animal experiment has become a practical stage for carrying out in public. The first experimental people were the epileptic patients of the Medical Baptist Center Wake Forest, who experienced implanted electronic equipment and engaged in similar experiments. All of them with the support of novel technology handled to enhance the operation of the short-term memory.

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Source: Quartz


The team contained 14 volunteers who operate a memory task, that similar to that engaged in episodic memory, with microelectrodes in their brains. They applied a multi-input, multi-output nonlinear mathematical resolutions to analytics those trends and elaborate a code for correct memory stage. The volunteers then presented a memory chore while the researchers supplied electrical impulses in an accurate pattern designed for each volunteer to the aimed region of the hippocampus. The concrete description of the experimental is presented below.

In the process of experimentation, the patients played computer programs that grounded in training the memory- remind the look, location, combinations of objects, etc. The scientist at this time read indicators from neurons lingering around the area of the hippocampus which functions the establishment of durable memories. They create patterns of patterns of neurons, which harmonized to the best upshots of the experimental subjects in the games.

In addition, after a long intermission, when the patient’s memory almost vanished, they were directed to play the same games. Nevertheless, now with the support of peculiar equipment, the brain of patients was aroused due to the reference patterns. Eventually, the result is that short-term memory work enhanced in 37% of cases, and long-term memory, above 75 minutes, raised in as much as 35%.

Robert Hampson, the escort researcher of the study, presses that they do not need to note directly to the human brain. Or to exchange old memories with new, right ones. It’s not fit with ethical standard and hazardous. At this phase, the technology is inclined purely for medical causes- to read how to stir up the operation of different regions of the brain in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and its like. That a person could defeat the disease, recover, and not shift into cyborgs with memory chips embedded in their heads.


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