When will we be able to use brain implants to add information to the brain?

16 January 2005

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When do you think it will be possible to experience direct input into the brain and will we be able to have false memories?

Answer

I think it could be possible within the next decade as there are a few experiments going on already with brain-computer interfaces. It is exciting to look at whether we will be able to experience memories of things we never experienced. Stimulating memories we have had by blasting in electronic signals could be very useful. It would be like psychiatry from the inside. I find the possibility of having memories you never had is very exciting.

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