neuron-silicon interface?

Ulf Andrick [Biologie] andrick at sun.rhrk.uni-kl.de
Fri Oct 30 10:55:51 EST 1992


FRICHARD at biomed.med.yale.edu (Frank Richardson) writes:
: Hello all,
: Just curious, does anyone know of research into interfacing neurons and silicon
: chips? I'm very serious. I am interested in exploring possibilites for neurons
: communicating with electronics and vic-versa. 

There is a group who grew neurones on silicon wafers sheathed
with laminine. This was a little bit like constructing networks
with real neurones. (But I think, they had difficulties with
making synapses.) They also made FETs with a neurone on the
gate. At the moment, all I have as a reference is an abstract
from the Proceedings of the 19th Goettingen Neurobiology
Conference (1991), entitled:

P. Fromherz, A. Offenhaeusser, T. Vetter, J. Weis 
Abteilung Biophysik der Universitaet Ulm, 
D-W 7900 Ulm-Eselsberg

A Neuron-Silicon Junction: Extracellular Recording by
Field Effect Transistor

: Danke,
Bitte.
: FR
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