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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have someone else’s brain inside your head? Well modern science is a long way off that kind of brain implant, yet brain implants are already here!
Let us explain by firstly saying that, no we don’t mean implanting a brain inside another body! We’re talking about putting tiny microchips inside the brain to help it function.
Over the last 15 years brain implants (where scientists put electrodes into people’s brains) have become more utilised. Fears about working on the most complex organ in the body have decreased with around 80,000 people with Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease having had brain implants to trigger deep brain stimulation as a part of their treatment therapy.
Now there are hopes that memories might possibly one day be restored by implanting microchips inside those who have sustained a localised injury in the brain or have stroke-damaged brains. This marks exciting news for the families of those who have suffered a Head Injury.
A team of scientists from top American universities claim to have figured out how long-term memories are created, stored and retrieved. The key seemingly is to repair the bridges in the brain which retrieve memories.
Their results came from studying the hippocampus, the part of the brain which turns short-term memories into long-term ones. They’ve created electronic models to mimic the electrical signals which move from neuron to neuron in order to create a long-term memory.
Their studies have aided them in attempts to bypass damaged areas of the brain in order to successfully transmit important messages. It is hoped that this will one day provide new ways in which to treat those suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Claims Direct have expert Personal Injury Lawyers who can arrange rehabilitation support and medical treatments for people with brain injury and provide immediate legal representation anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales. We deal with head injury compensation claims on a No Win No Fee basis.
Call Claims Direct for a free consultation on freephone 0800 884 0321 or start your claim online and request a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
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