Memory Boosting Implant
18 Mar 2019
In an attempt to help patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Epilepsy, scientists and doctors have come up with a solution. A successfully implanted brain prosthetic works with the brain, once implanted and helps it hone its ability to encode and store memory, hence enhancing short term memory.
First, a patient’s memory pattern is observed, identified and recognised. Then scientists analyse the “code” or memory pattern and synthesise a MIMO (multi-input multi-output) based code for assistance and accuracy in memory performance.
The researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre and the University of South California undertook and performed this experiment to Episodic Memory (relating to a short period of time) which is the most common type of memory loss.