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A First Step Toward a Prosthesis for Memory (technologyreview.com)
7 points by jcr on June 24, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments



This is a bit of a dupe, but it's the best written general article I've found so far on this new research. Sure, it's very early work, but it seems very promising and potentially very important.

More information can be found on the USC website:

http://www.viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2011/restoring-memory-r...

You have to sign up for a "free" account (no confirmation email) but you can download the paper here:

http://iopscience.iop.org/1741-2552/8/4/046017


I want one. Pre-loaded with memories of Marilyn Monroe.


It can't be pre-loaded with anything. It can restore the brain function that remembers things, in damaged brains. It does not store or alter memories.

It might make a healthy brain even better at storing and recalling memories though.




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