Monday, December 29, 2008

New Memory Implants Make Large Strides

Daily Tech
Curing debilitating cerebral problems may just be a memory chip away

A new brain implant that could potentially solve a number of brain-related problems, ranging anywhere from Alzheimer’s, and other dementias to memory loss.

The research for the brain implant is being headed by Ted Berger from the University of Southern California Los Angeles. A pioneer of his field, Berger earned his Ph.D. in 1976 at the age of 26. From there, though, he parted ways with the thinking of many of his colleagues.

“The idea was that you could solve every brain problem with a drug or surgery,” said Berger to Stephen Handelman from Popular Science. Berger instead chose to look at the brain itself as a source to solve brain-related issues.

After years of research and hard work, Berger and his team of neuroscientists have ...... read the whole article

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