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Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning
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Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning
Coll stuff, i just read (some of) the article, but i missed one important part about which i learned some 20y ago when i was in the medical technology business. That is: Offset or bias respectively when connecting electronics with biological nerves. The biggest challenge was (and probably still is, its a matter of how nerves work): If you have a offset voltage over time, even the tiniest one, then you have a current flowing into/out of the nerve. In the long term this damages the nerve beyond repair.

Accordingly, once you apply an electrical potential over time to stimulate a, lets say muscle, you will also have a current flowing into the nerve. In order to not damage the nerve permantenly you need to remove the el. charge (current x time) from the nerve again, before you can stimulate again. Its like filling up bucket with a bit of water. You have to remove all the water again until you can pour water in again. If you dont, the bucket gets damaged.

So while memristors will work well within electronic circuits and will give fantastic new options (particularly with those low voltage/low power specifications), it will be difficult to interconnect them with biological nerves permanently.

Was this understandable or too much mumbo jumbo? Huh
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RE: Researchers unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning - by Deesse23 - 04-21-2020, 03:50 PM



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