Artificial pieces of brain use light to communicate with real neurons

SEP. 19, 2020

These future prosthetic devices using their system will be able to replace damaged brain circuits and restore

Researchers have created a way for artificial neuronal networks to communicate with biological neuronal networks. The new system converts artificial electrical spiking signals to a visual pattern that is then used to entrain the real neurons via optogenetic stimulation of the network. This advance will be important for future neuroprosthetic devices that replace damaged neurons with artificial neuronal circuitry.communication between brain regions.