Tag: "prostheses" at biology news
In the mind's eye: How the brain makes a whole out of parts
...the brain processes information may lead to neural prostheses
?artificial replacements for lost sensory, motor and perhaps even memory and cognitive functions. In the short term, such work is driven by curiosity about one of the fundamental mysteries: how the brain works. "Our ability to see is one of the grea...
Researchers get neurons and silicon talking
...y enable the creation of very sophisticated neural prostheses
to combat neurological disorders. What's more, it could allow the creation of organic computers that use living neurons as their CPU. Those applications are potentially decades away, but in the much nearer term the new technology could enable very a...