[ExI] Prosthetic memory chips

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 21:40:05 UTC 2023

These are the experiments I was referring to. It is mostly the work of Dr.
It is amazing work and it is not useful from a practical perspective but it
should shed light on what memory, intelligence and maybe even consciousness
The highlight is that you can create models of brain stuff like memory and
reproduce it on a chip. The fact it works should destroy any illusion that
the substratum matters, that meat is fundamental for consciousness (memory
is a big component of consciousness) and we can reproduce mental
capabilities via appropriate computational models.

On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 8:16 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> 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.
> <https://www.technologyreview.com/technology/memory-implants/>
> They are now trialling in humans.
> <
> https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/09/06/1059032/memory-prosthesis-damaged-brains/
> >
> Quotes:
> 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
> memory.
> 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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