Semiconductor Brain: Nerve Tissue Interfaced With A Computer Chip

Scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry have developed a "revolutionary non-invasive technique" that enables them to record neural communication between thousands of nerve cells in the tissue of a brain slice with high spatial resolution. This technique involves culturing razor-thin slices of the hippocampus region on semiconductor chips, using 16384 transistors on an area of one square millimeter to record the neural activity in the brain.

Site – http://www.biochem.mpg.de

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