My mom brought this interesting NYTimes article to my attention. My wife, the Lovely and Curious Olivia, came up with the headline. (For the geeks among you, I’m typing this at the dining table over my Wi-Fi network.)
One day, though, a computer chip may do some of the work of a damaged hippocampus, replacing living neurons with silicon ones… The shrinking of the hippocampus is thought to indicate early cognitive impairment that is a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. A chip such as the one envisioned by Dr. Berger might one day help combat not only the ravages associated with Alzheimer’s, but also language deficits that result from stroke and memory problems associated with epilepsy as well.