Rats!

Somebody call Cyberdyne! A University of Florida researcher has grown a working neural net using cortical cells harvested from a rat. And what to do with this “rat brain in a dish”? Have it play video games, naturally.

What I really want to know is if they have it running SETI@home when it’s not flying an F-22. I think it would be perversely amusing if extra-terrestrial life was first detected by artificially grown rat brains here on earth.

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  1. Posted 10/26/2004 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Damn, first it was technology augmenting nature. Now it’s nature augmenting technology. Soon, everyone can have a second brain to do the thinking. :P

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