Re: Article on brain implant research

Max More (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 18:04:12 -0800

At 07:29 AM 2/23/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Item in Feb 97 issue of Electrosphere at Wired:
>Neuroscientist Theodore Berger is working real hard to be the first person
>to implant microchips between your ears.
>During the past four years, Berger and a seven-member team of scientists -
>experts in everything from semiconductors to the neurophysiology of tissue
>cultures - have worked ceaselessly at the University of Southern California
>in Los Angeles to unlock the brain's complex mathematical model so they can
>bridge the gap between silicon and cerebrum. "If we can speak to the brain
>in its own language then we begin to understand the biological basis of
>thought and learning," says the 46-year-old scientist. "It's a matter of
>understanding the way neurons act and react in every conceivable situation,
>then building a device that can duplicate their basic functions and
>transmit the appropriate electrical impulses."

I interviewed Ted Berger in Extropy #16, along with other interesting
researchers at USC. Ted is the guy on the left on the cover. The issue is
still available.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375