Artificial Neurons Can Communicate in the Same Way as Human Neurons
6. 25. 15 by Kevin Woods
- To date, the primary technique for neuronal stimulation in human cells is based on electrical stimulation. However, scientists have now created an organic bioelectronic device that is capable of receiving chemical signals, which it can then relay to human cells.
- The new technique makes it possible to stimulate neurons based on specific chemical signals received from different parts of the body. In the future, this may help physicians to bypass damaged nerve cells and restore neural function.
- “Next, we would like to miniaturize this device to enable implantation into the human body”, says Agneta Richer-Dahlfors. “We foresee that in the future, by adding the concept of wireless communication, the biosensor could be placed in one part of the body, and trigger release of neurotransmitters at distant locations.
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