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Nerve interface was Re: FSK, Vision, and the Brain

Jean-Michel Friedt friedtj at imec.be
Wed May 14 15:03:13 EST 2003

> about it, a severed nerve "wants" to grow back, and one doctor
> told me that they do a millimeter a week. So what we'd need to
> do is find something to do to an interface chip that makes it
> "look" (or feel) like a dendrite to the live neuron. I'd be

A major issue here is that electrical connexion is not sufficient
to keep a neural connexion happy. You also need chemical communication,
and the surface chemistry involved is far from trivial (but I'm
not sure I am allowed to elaborate too much on this topic).


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