Scientists successfully implant brain chip that alters emotions and behaviour


Published: 2017-11-26 09:47

Last Updated: 2021-06-17 13:30

The chip has already been tested on six volunteers. (Pilli Blog)
The chip has already been tested on six volunteers. (Pilli Blog)

Imagine being able to control your mood swings, emotions and even behaviour without even trying?

Two groups of American neuroscientists have, for the first time ever, succeeded in implanting a chip in a human brain that emits electromagnetic waves which regulate behaviour and feelings, according to Nature magazine.

The “Neyroimplant” chip was implanted by scientists from the University of California San Diego and Massachusetts General Hospital, under the supervision of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Pentagon.

The advanced chip is capable of reading the electromagnetic field of the brain, identify and sort the patterns and models of the various physical states of the body, and generate its own electromagnetic oscillations in a manner that unites the electromagnetic activity of the brain as well as the chip to form vibrations with predetermined characteristics.

The scientists said that this technology can be used to treat neurological disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Nature magazine noted that this is the first Neyroimplant chip to have successfully cultivated in a living human brain.

Six volunteers have already had the chip tested on their brains... would you try it?