Submitted by brain implants that improve memory by 30%

Ways to improve memory at this point, there are many, but they are all associated with a rather monotonous process of brain training. At the same time after time attempts are made to improve brain function by using electrical stimulation or set of implants that enhance the human. And as reported edition of New Scientist, experts from the University of Southern California have managed to create an implant that improves memory by 30%.

Submitted by brain implants that improve memory by 30%

The unit is connected to the hippocampus of the brain using multiple electrodes. It was the hippocampus plays an important role in learning and storing information. The implant mimics the processes of processing memories. In addition, we have already passed the first test of the device. A group of 20 volunteers offered to take the test to memorize: first, participants were shown a series of images of blood stains, they should have been described in 5-10 seconds. In the second phase of the test persons also showed a few pictures, and the condition remains the same: to describe them after 5-10 seconds, only this time the brain is stimulated by the implant. In the course of the tests, scientists analyzed the brain neurons tested to determine which areas of the brain are activated in the process of memory. As a result, almost all the participants of the experiment, after the connection of the implant in the middle remembered a third more images than in the moment when the implant was turned off. Scientists hope that in the future these chips can be used to help people with memory disorders. In addition, a similar technology, you can create implants to stimulate the visual, motor or auditory centers of the brain.