Discovery News on a new chip pinging rat nerve – “A rat nerve cell attached to a semiconductor chip has exchanged a signal with the chip, an achievement that could lead to organic computers that process information like a brain, say researchers. In the long term, the technology also could lead to prosthetic limbs that are controlled by a person’s brain and nerves. “ – Link.
Pictured here, Rat Nerve on Chip – Peter Fromherz – This image shows the rat neuron on a transistor. Scientists registered communication between the chip and the neuron, bringing thinking computers and brain-controlled artificial limbs closer to reality.