Q: status of neuro-silicon connections

Jtho jtho at u.washington.edu
Wed Apr 17 12:45:05 EST 1996


Somone at USC was developing a chip which would respond to stimuli in the same
way as a neuron would.  Eventually, they hope to use it as a "prosthetic"
neuron, perhaps replacing some function lost to disease or trauma.  I can't
remember their name though.

- Joe

Toby Orloff (min.soft at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
: For a short story I'm writing I would be very grateful for a summary
: (or pointers, preferably on-line) of current research on interfacing
: living nerve impulses to semiconductor devices.  What are the successes
: and failures of this to date?

: Please respond by email.
: Thanks, Toby Orloff
: min.soft at ix.netcom.com



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