Q: status of neuro-silicon connections
Terrence M. Brannon
brannon at sapo.usc.edu
Sun Apr 21 16:05:09 EST 1996
Ted Berger , a neurophysiologist, did this in concert with Bing Sheu,
an optical engineer. Both are here at USC
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.
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
Terrence Brannon, Neuroscience & Information Science Depts
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