Thursday, 1 October 2015

Interesting research and a silly generalisation

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2015/09/30/brain-implant-aims-to-reverse-alzheimers-memory-loss/

This is a fascinating idea even if its transalation into something usable is probably decades away.

I spluttered, as I always do with such statements, at this:

That is why someone with Alzheimer's disease can recall events from long ago - before the disease took hold - but have difficulty forming new long-term memories.

I know someone with AD who finds it as difficult to recall any event from long ago as she does to form new long-term memories. I'm sure she's not the only one.

The same old tendency to generalise that we've noted before.

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