Making neurons in a dish to learn
This one caught my eyes while I was looking for some other science video on YouTube. A short video about an experiment at the University of Florida showing rat’s neurons in a culture dish teaching themselves how to fly an airplane. The neurons in a “brain soup” connected to a flight simulator, form networks and learn to fly gradually by trial and error. If you are wondering…No, this is not an experiment to replace human pilots with rats, but to know more about the how brain learns at cellular level.
100 billion neurons with 50000 connections make you think! A good video to know the basics of how exactly neurons work.
Here’s another interesting animation about artificial neurons. One of the possible future applications of Nanotechnology – Nanorobots replacing human nerve cells with artificial nerve cells! Not likely to happen soon, nevertheless a cool concept.