In vitro cultured neurons form a bi-dimensional physical model of the brain. In spite of their simplied level of organization, they provide a useful framework to study information processing in the nervous system. NeuroBIT is an EU-funded project, aimed at developing algorithms and techniques that allow for establishing a bi-directional connection between cultured neurons and external devices (e.g., robots). The main purpose is to enable ‘embodied’ in vitro experiments, in which neural populations are provided with an actual physical body. Embodiment is likely to be crucial in studying the mechanisms of sensorimotor integration, control and adaptation in living systems. Here we present the general objectives of the project, and show the results of preliminary experiments and simulations.
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|Titolo:||Towards an embodied in-vitro electrophysiology: the NeuroBIT project|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|