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New Microchip Can Mimic How a Human Brain Thinks

December 19, 2013

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brain controlResearchers from the University of Zurich, have created neuromorphic chips that can mimic the way a human brain will process information in real-time.

With the assistance of an artificial sensory processing system, these chips are able to display cognitive abilities.

Giacomo Indiveri, professor at the Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI), of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, explained that the goal of the team was to “emulate the properties of biological neurons and synapses directly on microchips.”

With the creation of artificial neuromorphic neurons that can perform specified tasks, the researchers are able to further advancement toward a complex sensorimotor that can complete tasks in real-time.

Shockingly, behavior can be replicated by input formulated in a finite-state machine that could be transferred into neuromorphic hardware.

Indiveri stated: “The network connectivity patterns closely resemble structures that are also found in mammalian brains.”

Researchers at the University of Berkley have suggested implanting mind-reading “neural dust” into human brains to facilitate connectivity of man to machine.

If this dust were sprinkled onto a human brain, it could form an “implantable neural interface system that remains viable for a lifetime.”

This dust would consist of particles no more than 100 micrometers across that would Full Article Here

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