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Breaking the neural code

The precise information that is conveyed between nerve cells remains unknown. Networks of nerve cells grown on silicon chips, using a polyester as a guide, may bring us closer to translating the elusive neural language.

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Figure 1: Artificially grown networks of neurons could be the key to deciphering the intricate code of neural messages.



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Curtis, A. Breaking the neural code. Nature 416, 274–275 (2002).

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