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New Brain Implant Transmits Full Words from Neural Signals

Earlier generations of neuroprostheses have relied on communications from the brain to the limb or hand muscles to activate letters on a keyboard. Now, researchers have decoded the origin of brain signals controlling speech and created the new neuroprosthesis that facilitates the production of whole words, yielding a faster word-per-minute rate.

Our Memory Is Even Better Than Experts Thought

Our memory can retain far more than either experts or we expect. Studies suggest that although we don’t recall a large fraction of what we experience, what we do remember is accurate, at least for a few days, with a number of factors impacting memory performance.