Hybrid Electronic Nerve Cells Create Possibility Of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Hybrid Electronic Nerve Cells Create Possibility Of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Researchers have found that nerve cells naturally explore materials like silicon, which could lead to many scientific breakthroughs.

Emma Hutchings
  • 14 april 2011

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that nerve cells explore tubes of silicon and germanium (materials that can insulate their electric signals), sending their projections through the curved, biologically-friendly creations and continuing to connect with each other. The team aims to find out how exactly they are interacting, whether this is how they function normally or if it is something different.

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