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U.S. Military Aims for Brain Implants to Restore Wounded Soldiers' Memories

U.S. Military Aims for Brain Implants to Restore Wounded Soldiers' Memories

A new U.S. military program focused on brain implants could help diagnose and treat soldiers suffering from psychiatric disorders known as "shell shock" in World War I, "battle fatigue" in World War II and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since the Vietnam War. Such brain implants might even someday help restore the lost memories of wounded soldiers returning from the battlefield. The US $70 million program funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will develop a new generation of devices inspired by deep brain stimulation —a technology that uses implanted electrodes to electrically stimulate parts of the brain. But the new brain implants would start out by monitoring the brain activity of patients instead of stimulating them. The aim is to provide new insights into the workings of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders,...

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