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Published Nov 28, 2018

Shiqin Xu  

Abstract

Human memory is one of the most important parts that distinguish us from ani-mals. Memory enhancement is a major topic for many researchers of neurosci-ence and education, but it is not that easy to reach it. Implantation of DNA chips into brain to help memory was seen in science fiction, whereas this kind of hope is also considered by real scientists. By specifically designed DNA chips, can we realize the memory enhancement? It is potentially possible. Based on the memory forming theory and special DNA memorial structure, in combination of electronic circuit, the implantable DNA memory chips would be the promising direction for designing external memory enhancer.

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Keywords

Human Memory, DNA Chip, Neuroscience, Education

References
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How to Cite
Xu, S. (2018). DNA Chips: the Potential Enhancer of Human Memory. Science Insights, 2018(12), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.15354/si.18.ps027
Section
Perspective