Research in the Neural Engineering Lab

Neuronal cell cultures

Brains on silicon.

If you haven't seen the YouTube video of Prof. DeMarse's flight simulator being controlled by a rat brain (the rat was long gone, but the cells were there, alive and kicking), then you should: . After that, when you have all the usual questions ("how do they do that?") and the usual answers ("If a small subset of a rat brain can fly, imagine what a rat brain can then do!"), look at our primary cell cultures: they are from Helix aspersa, the land snail (escargot) some people love to eat (yes, I said eat).
escargot neurons
neurons grow