[ExI] Prosthetic memory chips

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 15:14:16 UTC 2023

On Sun, 9 Apr 2023 at 15:31, Jason Resch via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> This is very interesting. I had not heard of it, and I tried to find the article but was unable to.
> Do you have a reference or any further details regarding this experiment that might help in my search?
> Jason
> _______________________________________________

This was done in rats and monkeys around 2011-2012.

They are now trialling in humans.

A memory prosthesis could restore memory in people with damaged brains
Brain electrodes designed to mimic the hippocampus appear to boost the
encoding of memories—and are twice as effective in people with poor
By Jessica Hamzelou       September 6, 2022

It works by copying what happens in the hippocampus—a seahorse-shaped
region deep in the brain that plays a crucial role in memory. The
brain structure not only helps us form short-term memories but also
appears to direct memories to other regions for long-term storage.


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