Thursday, May 11, 2006

Making Computers Smarter - Red Herring
...Further a device that can act as a “neural prosthesis” for patients who have lost cognitive or functional brain abilities due to disease or injury.

Ted Berger, director of neural engineering at the University of Southern California, said the device would be attached to a patient’s head and act in place of his or her damaged hippocampus.

“The hippocampus acts like a set of parallel processors,” said Dr. Berger. The artificial replacement would do the same...

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