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Scientists Use Prosthetic Device to Restore and Improve Impaired Decision-making Ability in Animals
September 13, 2012
Imagine a prosthetic device capable of restoring decision-making in people who have reduced capacity due to brain disease or injury. While this may sound like science fiction, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proven for the first time, that it is possible in nonhuman primates, and believe that one day it will be possible in people.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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