Miracle of Science! Lab-made ‘brain cells’ now play video games, watch VIDEO2 min read
Brain Cells: Scientists always try to do something new. In this episode, scientists have prepared ‘brain cells’ in the lab. The special thing is that this brain can also play video games. Not only this, it is being claimed that this ‘mini brain’ understands the external environment and also responds well to it. It has been prepared by Cortical Labs of Australia. Dr. Brett Cagan has written an article about this brain in the journal Neuron.
According to Dr Brett Cagan Brains Made in a Lab Dish Is. While talking to the BBC, he told that this brain has learned to collect information from an external source. Along with this, it is also capable of answering it in real time. According to him, in the coming days, this brain will be tested by putting it in many other big tasks.
able to play video games
The Mini-Brain was first created in 2013 to study microcephaly. It is a genetic disorder where the brain is too small, and has since been used for research into brain development. But this is the first time they have been exposed to the outdoor environment, and given it to play a video game.
Intelligence at the cellular level?
Human brain cells in a dish learned to play a video game (Pong)https://t.co/UBurU3nBRF @NeuroCellPress pic.twitter.com/hU3pYhUOHB
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) October 12, 2022
test done like this
This brain has been prepared from mouse embryos with 800,000 cells. This brain was given to play the popular video game Pong in the 1970s. This mini-brain was connected to the video game through electrodes. This shows which side the ball was on and how far it was from the paddle. During this the cells generated their own electrical activity. He spent less energy as the game continued.
What will be the benefit of this?
Dr. Cagan hopes this could lead to the technology being used to test treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. He then plans to test the effect of alcohol on the mini-brain’s ability to play pong. If it responds in a similar way to the human brain, it would underline how effective the system can be as an experimental stand-in.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 13, 2022, 13:04 IST