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== '''RESTORING ACTIVE MEMORY (RAM)''' ==
 
== '''RESTORING ACTIVE MEMORY (RAM)''' ==
  
from the [http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/BTO/Programs/Restoring_Active_Memory_RAM.aspx DARPA RAM website]
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The goal of RAM is to develop a fully implantable device that can electrically stimulate the brain to improve memory function. The program’s immediate focus is to deliver new treatments for those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, such as veterans returning from combat. In the long term, such therapies could help patients with a broad range of ailments, from Alzheimer’s to dementia. RAM is part of a broader portfolio of programs within DARPA that support President Obama’s [http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/brain-initiative BRAIN initiative].
 
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"Through the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program, DARPA seeks to accelerate the development of technology able to address this public health challenge and help servicemembers and others overcome memory deficits by developing new neuroprosthetics to bridge gaps in the injured brain.  The end goal of RAM is to develop and test a wireless, fully implantable neural-interface medical device for human clinical use, but a number of significant advances will be targeted on the way to achieving that goal."
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RAM is part of a broader portfolio of programs within DARPA that support President Obama’s [http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/brain-initiative BRAIN initiative].
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As part of the RAM project, the [http://www.upenn.edu/ University of Pennsylvania] (including the [[Main_Page|Computational Memory Lab]], the [http://www.sas.upenn.edu School of Arts and Sciences] and the [http://www.med.upenn.edu/ Perelman School of Medicine]) is partnering with the following hospitals, institutes and universities:
 
As part of the RAM project, the [http://www.upenn.edu/ University of Pennsylvania] (including the [[Main_Page|Computational Memory Lab]], the [http://www.sas.upenn.edu School of Arts and Sciences] and the [http://www.med.upenn.edu/ Perelman School of Medicine]) is partnering with the following hospitals, institutes and universities:
  
 
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*[http://www.columbia.edu/ Columbia University]
 
*[http://dartmouth.edu/ Dartmouth College]
 
*[http://dartmouth.edu/ Dartmouth College]
 
*[http://www.emory.edu/home/index.html Emory University]
 
*[http://www.emory.edu/home/index.html Emory University]
*[http://www.jefferson.edu/#health Thomas Jefferson University]
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*[http://www.jefferson.edu/ Thomas Jefferson University]
 
*[http://www.mayoclinic.org/ Mayo Clinic]  
 
*[http://www.mayoclinic.org/ Mayo Clinic]  
 
*[http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health]
 
*[http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health]
*[http://www.utexas.edu/ University of Texas]
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*[http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/ University of Texas Southwestern]
*[http://www.washington.edu/ University of Washington]
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*[http://www.medtronic.com/ Medtronic, Inc.]
 
*[http://www.medtronic.com/ Medtronic, Inc.]
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*[https://www.llnl.gov/ Lawrence Livermore National Labs]
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For more information, please visit the [http://www.darpa.mil/program/restoring-active-memory DARPA RAM website].
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== '''RAM Public Data Release''' ==
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Data from 251 subjects collected during Phase I and Phase II of the RAM project are available for download. The following data are included:
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* Electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings
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* Demographic information (age, gender, race/ethnicity, handedness)
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* Individual electrode contact atlas location and coordinates for localization
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* Freesurfer files: cortical surface rendering
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* Seizure onset zone, interictal spiking, and bad lead information
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* Experiment design documents
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* Session notes, behavioral event data, and iEEG recording data (split by channel) for the following RAM experiments:
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** FR1/2: Verbal Free Recall
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** CatFR1/2: Categorized Verbal Free Recall
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** PAL1/2: Verbal Paired Associates Learning
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** YC1/2: Yellow Cab Spatial Navigation
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** TH1: Treasure Hunt Spatial Navigation
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NOTE: Informed consent has been obtained from each subject to share their data, and personally identifiable information has been removed to protect subject confidentiality.
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'''[http://memory.psych.upenn.edu/Request_RAM_Public_Data_access Request RAM data access]'''
  
For more information, please visit the [http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/BTO/Programs/Restoring_Active_Memory_RAM.aspx DARPA website].
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See our press release for Phase I [https://news.upenn.edu/news/penns-restoring-active-memory-project-releases-extensive-human-brain-dataset here] for additional information.

Latest revision as of 08:38, 16 October 2017

[edit] RESTORING ACTIVE MEMORY (RAM)

The goal of RAM is to develop a fully implantable device that can electrically stimulate the brain to improve memory function. The program’s immediate focus is to deliver new treatments for those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, such as veterans returning from combat. In the long term, such therapies could help patients with a broad range of ailments, from Alzheimer’s to dementia. RAM is part of a broader portfolio of programs within DARPA that support President Obama’s BRAIN initiative.

As part of the RAM project, the University of Pennsylvania (including the Computational Memory Lab, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine) is partnering with the following hospitals, institutes and universities:

For more information, please visit the DARPA RAM website.

[edit] RAM Public Data Release

Data from 251 subjects collected during Phase I and Phase II of the RAM project are available for download. The following data are included:

  • Electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings
  • Demographic information (age, gender, race/ethnicity, handedness)
  • Individual electrode contact atlas location and coordinates for localization
  • Freesurfer files: cortical surface rendering
  • Seizure onset zone, interictal spiking, and bad lead information
  • Experiment design documents
  • Session notes, behavioral event data, and iEEG recording data (split by channel) for the following RAM experiments:
    • FR1/2: Verbal Free Recall
    • CatFR1/2: Categorized Verbal Free Recall
    • PAL1/2: Verbal Paired Associates Learning
    • YC1/2: Yellow Cab Spatial Navigation
    • TH1: Treasure Hunt Spatial Navigation

NOTE: Informed consent has been obtained from each subject to share their data, and personally identifiable information has been removed to protect subject confidentiality.

Request RAM data access

See our press release for Phase I here for additional information.

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