A Brain-Boosting Prosthesis Moves From Rats to Humans

An algorithm tailored to individual brain activity shows it can boost memory with electrical zaps. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

The shape on the screen appears only briefly—just long enough for the test subject to commit it to memory.
Hippocampal because those signals start and end inside the test subject's hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped region of the brain critical to the formation of memories.
By distinguishing the patterns associated with successfully encoded memories from unsuccessful ones, he and his colleagues have developed a system that improves test subjects’ performance on visual memory tasks.
They determined where and when to deliver stimulation by first recording activity in the hippocampus as each test subject performed the visual memory test described above.
On average, test subjects performed 35 percent better in the stimulated trials.

Opinion… * Man-Made

The first humans on Earth to experience the memory-boosting benefits of a tailored neural prosthesis (also known as a “brain stimulating headset”). #Mankind #Memory #IQ #Trend

Source: Wired