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1. (WO2018017655) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE THROUGH CORTICAL STIMULATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/017655    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/042759
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 5/04
A61B 5/0478
A61N 1/04
A61N 1/36
Applicants: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Inventors: KAHANA, Michael
RIZZUTO, Daniel, Sutton
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE THROUGH CORTICAL STIMULATION
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for improving cognitive function within a human. The invention utilizes a neurostimulation device, such as a signal generator, to affect tissue elements at a lateral temporal lobe of the human brain. The implanted device delivers treatment therapy to thereby improve cognitive function by the human. A sensor may be used to detect various characteristics of cognition. A microprocessor algorithm may then analyze the output from the sensor to regulate delivery of the stimulation therapy.