Memory loss is a huge growing concern for many adults. Those who had or are at risk of a stroke or alzheimers disease face the fact that one day their memories will slowly diminish. Scientist have reached a technological break through. Theodore Berger a biomedical engineer, once laughed at for his theories, is now being acknowledged by many of his colleagues for his recent discovery. According to Technologyreview.com, Theodore has discovered a way to create the capacity to have new memories. Through implant chips he theorizes he can restore long term memory.
The experiment he conducted, with fellow partners, showed that these chips could process information to rats and monkeys the same way the brain does. One of the main difficulties he over came was being able to understand the hippocampus which is responsible for memory storage and retrieval. What is even more fascinating is that Berger has taken the human brain and turned it into a mathematical equation. Berger has devised equations that further prove his theory and shows how the brain processes information on a mathematical level.
The age of technology that we live in today surpasses anything we have seen. Scientist have theorized how to slow down the aging process. The ability to create mechanically limbs for people is available to so many. Deafness is no longer permanent, technology has created a means for people to hear. Science fiction movies and books that talked about artificial limbs are no longer science fiction anymore. Technology has given people the ability to do things unimaginable. The impact of all these technological advancements in particular, Berger's discovery, not only impacts the receivers of these chips but impacts everyone around them. The daughter who once had to watch her father can now focus on work or school. The husband who once had to pay for medical treatment for his wife is no longer burdened with monthly medical expenses. Berger's discover is going to reshape the entire world because his chips are not limited to just brain diseases but the actual expansion of memory for any human brain; the possibilities are endless.