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For the human brain created memory

November 3 2006
09:54

The device, which can help people with weakened working (short-term) memory (suffering from Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's disease or brain damage) invented the scientist Daniel Bogen, University of Pennsylvania.

The device simulates the work of the so-called phonological loop function of the brain that remembers the little sound bites, and then reproduces them, thereby helping people to remember the necessary information. For example, the phonological loop can remember the name of man. Because it is sometimes in my head is spinning the same song.

At a mass storage device is a speaker, microphone and remote control for audio fragments. Users can click one button and saying a voice recorder on the phrase you want to remember. The device then begins to repeat it with a specified interval, thereby helping the owner to remember the necessary information.

The device writes the messages created by the brain and to tell someone from strangers and reproduces their "inner voice". Exercises with the participation of healthy people, tests showed that the device is in stressful situations allows them to better control its own activities. Bogen hopes that his invention can help sick people suffering from disorders of short-term memory.

The device is extremely simple to use, explains the inventor. It is small and may well be released in the form of phone or wristwatch. Tells NEWSru.com

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