Re: Sci/Tech -- Biological computer born

Doug Jones (
Sat, 07 Aug 1999 21:56:44 -0700

Not really very significant- leech neurons simply happen to be big enough to do this sort of microsurgery upon. "Neural networks" as applied in trainable systems are *simulations* of neurons, far easier to maintain than chopped-up invertebrates. Now, if they had a useable interface to undamaged neurons, they might be onto something.

By the way, the clock on your computer is off by a few years.

J wrote:
> This was sent to me today. I was in _awe_. I am unsure if this was already
> sent to the list. I didn't find it in the archives. If so, I apologize.
> If not, please do enjoy.
> "A computer made of neurons taken from leeches has been created by US
> scientists."
> Challenge me!
> Jasmine
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