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November 09, 2004

Brain in a dish

The brain in a dish experiment is such a bad idea. Skeletal metal foot meet human skull. Human skull, skeletal metal foot.

A Florida scientist has developed a "brain" in a glass dish that is capable of flying a virtual fighter plane and could enhance medical understanding of neural disorders such as epilepsy. The "living computer" was grown from 25,000 neurons extracted from a rat's brain and arranged over a grid of 60 electrodes in a Petri dish.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 9, 2004 06:22 AM

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