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Neural Implant Recovers Ability to Make Decisions, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, University of Kentucky, and University of Southern California Study



9/14/2012 7:45:22 AM

Researchers have taken a key step towards recovering specific brain functions in sufferers of brain disease and injuries by successfully restoring the decision-making processes in monkeys. By placing a neural device onto the front part of the monkeys' brains, the researchers, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre, University of Kentucky and University of Southern California, were able to recover, and even improve, the monkeys' ability to make decisions when their normal cognitive functioning was disrupted.

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