scientists discover unique ways of creating an era of new memories
on 27 September 2020
The magic of memory

Scientists discover a way to bypass brain damage and help patients re-encode nascent memories, leading to the natural formulation of long-term memory. Hypnotherapy can actually help you to do that; without the need for brain damage! Why wait for a tragedy or trauma as a prerequisite experience for a better life?, In some sense, the quality of life is a consequence of the quality of our memories  .  .  .

The mystery of life on two levels!

In some sense, what we call the mind, is better described as a neurological two-way communication system. But essentially, apart from our ability to communicate with others, its primary function is in self-communication. And that, in one way or another, is at the heart of many human maladies. Consciousness is, at one level, being aware that one is alive but at another level, an awareness of the actual experience of being alive at that moment!

The mind of each individual has the apparent capacity to really limit the quality of one's life. Yet, it is also within the confines of one's mind that the true power of the human spirit eventually comes to life. And within that mind, there lays the potential of what we term the hypnotic mind. Seemingly lurking deep within us, this mind, and its machinations are beyond the realms of the ordinary person in how it influences and interprets their understanding of life. In our ordinary everyday state, we are often filled with moments of doubts and, subsequently, thoughts about our limitations can manifest. "I couldn't do this or that, I'm too tall, too short, fat or thin, not clever enough" etc. etc. etc. And yet despite that, among people with the very traits that dull our intuition or stymy our creativity, you will find an abundance of successes? So, it seems, that while the mind holds all of your tragedy and trauma, it also holds the secrets to all of your success. Whilst I truly applaud the Scientists who have discovered how to bypass brain damage by re-encoding memories. My goal is to enlighten those who have been lucky enough not to have experienced brain trauma and help them find the way to unlock their brain's potential. Hopefully, in the process, thwarting the onset of such a devastating disease is the focus of this research. Yet another step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's!

Hypnotherapy stands out as one of the most effective strategic life management methods there is, especially in its ability to promote clear thinking and good states of mental wellness. The behaviours that make life challenging are often a result of too much stress, too little sleep and too little by way of mental and emotional clarity! So, to take control of your brain-mind, it makes sense to use a methodology that addresses the subconscious brain's role in perpetuating negative, vague and ambiguous states of mind. Hypnosis helps us to create calm relaxing states of mind that make life work better! So, do you want to address any concerns you may have in this direction? Or, do you just want the ability to make your life feel better? If the answer is Yes, then please consider making an appointment for a Free Consultation? Hypnosis gives you the ability to have a good life; if you want one!

My objective is to help people understand how and why we become illogically trapped into emotional experiences that may actually be happening but for reasons, we may never have imagined! If you want to know more about how Hypnotherapy why not make an appointment for a Free Consultation?

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The Research

New prosthesis aims to help people living with memory loss. Researchers at USC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have developed a brain prosthesis that is designed to help individuals suffering from memory loss. The prosthesis, which includes a small array of electrodes implanted into the brain, has performed well in laboratory testing in animals and is currently being evaluated in human patients. Designed at USC, tested at Wake-Forest Baptist, the device builds on research by Ted Berger relying on an algorithm created by Dong Song, of USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The development also builds on more than a decade of collaboration with Sam Deadwyler and Robert Hampson. Both of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology of Wake-Forest Baptist, who collected the neural data used to construct the models and algorithms.

On receipt of sensory input, the brain creates memories in the form of complex electrical signals that travels through multiple hippocampi regions, the brain's memory centre. At each region, the signal is re-encoded until it reaches the final region as a wholly different signal that is sent off for long-term storage. If there's damage to any region that prevents this translation, then there is the possibility that long-term memory will not be formed. That's why an individual with hippocampal damage (for example, due to Alzheimer's disease) can recall events from a long time ago. These are pre-existing memories, things that were already translated into long-term memories before the brain damage occurred. Alzheimer's equates to an inability or difficulty in forming various levels of short term and rarely any new long-term memories.

Song and Berger accurately found ways to mimic how memory is translated from short-term to long-term memory. This was achieved using data obtained by Deadwyler and Hampson, first from animals, and then from humans. Their prosthesis is designed to bypass a damaged hippocampal section and provide the next region with the correctly translated memory. That's despite the fact that there is currently no way of "reading" a memory just by looking at its electrical signal. "It's like being able to translate from Spanish to French without being able to understand either language," Berger said. Their research was presented at the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Milan on August 27, 2015.

The effectiveness of the model was tested by the USC and Wake Forest Baptist teams. With the permission of patients who had electrodes implanted in their hippocampi to treat chronic seizures. Hampson and Deadwyler then read the electrical signals created during memory formation at two regions of the hippocampus, sending that information to Song and Berger to construct the model. The team fed those signals into the model and read the signals generated from the first region of the hippocampus. The data was then translated into signals generated by the second region of the hippocampus. In hundreds of trials conducted with nine patients, the algorithm accurately predicted how the signals would be translated with about 90 per cent accuracy. Hanson said, being able to predict neural signals, the USC model can potentially be used to design a device supporting or replacing functions of damaged brain areas. Next, the team will attempt to send the translated signal back into the brain of a patient with damage at one of the regions. Hopefully, is successful, this will be a first attempt to bypass the damaged area and enable the formation of accurate long-term memory.

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The above post is reprinted from materials provided by the University of Southern California. The original item was written by Robert Perkins. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.