[Neuroscience] nanowire/synases

mimo_545 at hotmail.com mimo_545 at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 1 16:36:44 EST 2006


New Scientist;
 'Brain cells and robotics make a connection'

http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn9838-neuron-forms-links-with-silicon-nanowires.html

 "The neurons grew on the chip and made
  connections with the nanowires"

 "The axons and dendrites formed more than
  50 connections per neuron with the nanowires,
  each about the size of a natural synapse.
  The researchers were able to watch signals as
  they passed down the axon and through the nano
  -wires."

The wiring is static on these chips. As axons are
flexible, what benefit does the flexibility give us?,
and does anyone know of any research into other
materials that might be used as an artificial axon?

N.



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