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Brain implant aids thinking and memory in monkeys

Friday, September 14, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Brain implant aids thinking and memory

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California have developed a brain implant that improves brain function in monkeys by fine-tuning communication among neurons. Researchers have previously designed devices that restore vision and allow disabled pesons to control limbs, but this is the first device that improved brain function internally and the first such demonstration of a successful brain prosthesis in primates. The research holds future hope for people with brain damage from strokes and dementia. Read the story in The New York Times by Benedict Carey, and the story by the researchers in The Journal of Neural Engineering.

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