Watch Human Brain Cells Live in a Dish and Learn How To Play Pong
Live biological neurons reveal more about the brain’s workings than AI will ever be able to.
Scientists have demonstrated for the first that 800,000 neurons living in a dish are capable of performing goal-directed tasks. In this instance, the scientists played a simple computer game that resembled tennis, Pong. The journal Neuron published the results of a study led by Melbourne today (12 October).
Researchers are now investigating what happens to DishBrain when it is exposed to alcohol and drugs.