Report: Brain Implant Could Restore Memory Loss

Friday, June 17, 2011

A brain scan of a patient diagnosed with progressive dementia. (Wikipedia Commons)

According to a new report, scientists have come one step closer in the development of neuroprosthetics that may help restore memory loss. A brain implant, tested in rats, successfully restored lost memories and strengthened old ones. Its use in humans will require far more research. Benedict Carey, science reporter for The New York Times, explains the findings.

Guests:

Benedict Carey

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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