Implantable Chip Could Combat Memory Loss
A neuroscientist aims to restore people's ability to form long-term memories and is experimenting with silicon chips that can process information.
Neuroscientist Theodore Berger from the University of Southern California claims to have deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories. This development hints at future possibilities of prosthetics for memory loss.
According to MIT Technology Review, Berger believes that patients with severe memory loss could be aided by an electronic implant. A chip implanted in the brain would mimic the signal processing that their disrupted neuronal networks usually carry out when healthy, restoring the ability to create long-term memories.