Bionic nerve

日期:2019-03-07 09:12:12 作者:綦剐 阅读:

CHEAP electronics can fill in for nerve cells, researchers in California have shown. Fourteen nerve cells are all that a California spiny lobster needs to create the rhythmic electrical pulse that drives its digestive muscles. But researchers at the University of California in San Diego predicted that electronics could stand in for one of the cells by responding to just two currents and one voltage from its neighbours. “That means the circuitry can be extremely simple,” says team leader Henry Abarbanel. Using components from an electronics store,