[extropy-chat] Nerve cells grown on a microchip communicatewiththe brain
wingcat at pacbell.net
Tue Feb 24 21:59:56 UTC 2004
What Mike said. My graduate thesis back in '96 was on
this topic, and I've been aware of commercially
available chips specifically designed and marketed
for computer-neuron communication (i.e., grow or
thread neurons through the chip, and wire the chip to
whatever electronics you want to read from and/or
write to the neurons) since at least '99.
--- Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This story is nothing new. Neurons have been getting
> grown on chips for
> a number of years now.
> --- Patrick M Young <patrick at bung.demon.co.uk>
> > My apologies.
> > I bought the paper & read it.
> > I got the impression that it extends previous
> work, albeit
> > incrementally.
> > However, it also demonstrated potentiation of
> synapses by electronics
> > is
> > possible. Synaptic modulation. Electronics that
> > I may not be completely au fait with this area but
> that struck me as
> > an
> > incredibly significant detail.
> > I would be proud to have achieved this & be
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Adrian Tymes" <wingcat at pacbell.net>
> > To: "ExI chat list"
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 6:41 AM
> > Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Nerve cells grown on a
> > communicatewiththe brain
> > > --- Patrick M Young <patrick at bung.demon.co.uk>
> > > > This is obviously the Toad of Toad Hall
> approach to
> > > > scientific comment.
> > > >
> > > > Your winding us up ... right?
> > >
> > > No, just grumbling about the potential
> > > effects of excessive hype, and labelling this as
> > > example of excessive hype.
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