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Livermore lab researchers receive $2.5 million for implants to restore memory function in brain-injured patients

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Fascinating test research on using computerized implants to help the brain create and access new memories. Could be a gamechanger or a nightmare.


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency selected the lab's Neural Technology group for an award of up to $2.5 million to help develop a prosthetic device embedded in the brain that would bridge gaps in the brain's memory functions. It would be for service members, veterans and all those with traumatic brain injuries.

Researchers said it would sense memory deficits, encode neural signals and bridge gaps in the damaged brain, allowing the continued formation of new memories and recollection of old ones.

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