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A First Step Toward a Prosthesis for Memory

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:40pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Researchers have developed the first memory prosthetic device—a neural implant that, in rats, restored lost brain function and improved short-term memory retention. While human testing is still a distant goal, the implant provides evidence that the brain's complex neural code can be interpreted and reproduced to enhance cognitive function.

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