Prosthetic Memory System Successful in Humans
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have
demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a
person’s own memory patterns to facilitate the brain’s ability to encode and
recall memory. In the pilot study, participants’
short-term memory performance showed a 35 to 37 percent improvement over
baseline measurements. The research was funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency.