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New brain implant capable of controlling brain
In the United States approved for the clinical use of the implant, which will manage the electrical activity of the brain. Such devices are used for the treatment of nervous diseases, although at the request of scientists in the future instrument to be used much more widely.
Experiments on the implementation of the implants in the human brain were carried out earlier and used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. But the new device is designed to help patients suffering from seizures that are caused by chaotic electrical activity of the brain. Seizure can last for 1-2 minutes and accompanied by a temporary loss of consciousness and seizures muscle cramps. This is the first implant that first analyzes the functioning of the brain, and then based on the results obtained can adjust it with the direction of the electric pulses, reports singularityhub.com.
Introducing the implant directly into the brain NeuroPace patient and connect the electrodes to the problem areas of the brain that lead to epileptic seizures. The device monitors the activity of these brain regions and automatically sends electronic impulses that the brain desires quenched rise to seizure. This technique has been practiced before stimulation, but NeuroPace – the first device that can analyze the brain and on the basis of analysis to interfere with his actions.
NeuroPace still can not completely cure the patient from the illness, but studies have shown that in 29 percent of patients showed a reduction in seizures by 50 percent after three months of using the stimulator. In two years, 55 percent of patients reported improvement in health. Although this is not the maximum rate, scientists report that advances will improve the quality of life of many patients suffering from seizures, because in the world there are 65 million such.
According to scientists, the future brain implants can have broader application, in particular for controlling the emotional state. And if you dream, then implants like NeuroPace, will be capable of controlling man.
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