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Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Five people with moderate to severe brain injuries had electrodes implanted in their heads. As the electrodes stimulated their brains, their performance on cognitive tests improved. If the results hold up in larger clinical trials, the implants could become the first effective therapy for chronic brain injuries, the researchers said.

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"It stimulated my pineal gland"

- Crawford Tillinghast

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-05 03:34 PM | Reply

This is awesome.
Humanity is barreling toward cyborg upgrades

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2023-12-06 08:39 AM | Reply

I've seen my share of patients with TBI's over the decades. Men and women with brilliant careers and no slouches in the intelligence department end up with the emotional IQ of a four year old. One stands out after all these years. He was a stockbroker and a fantastic one at that. He was involved in a rather nasty car accident which caused his brain to be impacted in several ways. Long story short, when I saw him again after his accident he couldn't even express his want for ice cream. He just pointed and screamed. It was quite a shock for me as I was a newbie at that time. If this protocol pans out, it will be such a blessing in disguise. Traumatic brain injuries tend to make the patients violent at times. Something out of character for the person. To realize at some level that this is who you are for the rest of your life is just heartbreaking. To have even a semblance of normalcy in their lives would be a great stride for both the researcher/developer and patient. Here's to technology and science helping mankind live better and longer lives.

#3 | Posted by keystone at 2023-12-07 04:00 AM | Reply

well that's sure a welsome change from the usual "double Ds"

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2023-12-07 06:56 PM | Reply

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