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Engineering Minute – Brain Prosthesis

Brain Prosthesis Could Help Alzheimer's Patients Retain New Memories

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and University of Southern California have successfully developed a prosthesis that can help patient's retain new memories. The brain prosthesis essentially uses the person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to record and retain information. It does this by stimulating groups of neurons in the hippocampus, where new memories are made. The results are promising for those suffering from Alzheimer's, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries. Watch the video below to learn more about how the prosthesis works and read more about it at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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