FSK, Vision, and the Brain

r norman rsnorman_ at _comcast.net
Mon May 12 17:09:15 EST 2003

On Mon, 12 May 2003 23:09:11 +0200, Jean-Michel Friedt
<friedtj at imec.be> wrote:

>> I heard once that someone somewhere somehow got a neuron to adhere to
>> a silicon chip, and that the next stage would be for them to communicate
>> with each other.
>There were a lot of presentation at the 49th meeting of the
>Americal Vacuum Society about oriented neural growth and 
>interfacing with electrodes. I can be done, but it's neither 
>trivial nor reliable (having the neuron grow along an electrode 
>does not mean it will make an electrical connexion).
>A short summary of the presentation I attended is available
>at http://mmyotte.free.fr/chua/avs_summary.pdf, which provides
>some names/web pages/litterature references on the topic.

And also getting tissue cultured cells to grow along a silicon
substrate is a lot different from trying to interface to cells inside
a real, living brain.

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