Making real neural nets - design criteria

A S G Curtis, L Breckinridge, P Connolly, J A T Dow, C D W Wildinson, R Wilson

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    Neural nets may be assembled with living nerve cells in vitro to test theories about neural processing and the ways in which patterns develop in the nervous system, and to test ideas about plasticity and learning in processing systems. This may benefit the design of computer systems and prosthetic devices. Extracting information from such nets ran be achieved by means of intracellular and extracellular microelectrodes and fluorescent dyes. Patterning of cells may be achieved using fabrication techniques, and extracellular electrodes can be combined within the patterned substrate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)CE33-CE36
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992
    EventSatellite Symposium on Cellular Engineering in Medicine, at the 1st European Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Nice, France
    Duration: 21 Feb 199121 Feb 1991


    • cell guidance
    • neural nets
    • design criteria


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