‘Brain’ in a dish flies flight simulator

A Florida scientist has developed a “brain” in a glass dish that is capable of flying a virtual fighter plane.

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.

The study was of more immediate relevance as an experimental aid to understanding how the human brain performs and learns computational tasks at a cellular level.






One response to “‘Brain’ in a dish flies flight simulator”

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    You are bloody HILarious! Oh, but I’ve gotta check out the cartoon that I sent you that you’ve posted, too (thanks for the cred: noted)….
    I got ssssssooooooooo bored 2 nights ago, that I sat down in front of Tutorials to get my head around Dream
    Weaver MX: that opportunity has on;ly been searching itself out (for opportunity when I would have ablsolutely nothing else to do) for the past 36 to 48 months, so I might join youse in the “Nyah nyah check my website/ web skills prowess” stakes real soon! I see Cat has her own- booted off yours, with same layout and all- how unoriginal…. I do love those Aubergines!! Whatever happened to the funky liddle pics of everything, like you had it laid out when you were in West Perth? I LIKED that.

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