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04. 29. 2011

Scientists create artificial synapse

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Researchers from the University of Southern California have successfully created an artificial functioning synapse circuit, the same as those which allow electrical impulses to be passed between neurons deeps within our brains.

This is a particularly big development and means that scientists are now one step closer to creating larger, synthetic parts of the brain.

In the long-run this will not only be a huge technological feat, but will help those who have suffered brain injuries and work towards creating more intelligent systems and robots.

Via Gizmag.

Posted by Becca    Category: science
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