4 Dec 2019

UK, NZ researchers design artificial neurons

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 4 December 2019

Researchers from Britain and New Zealand have built artificial neurons that could help people with conditions like Alzheimer's, certain types of heart failure, and other degenerative diseases.

The neurons are built on silicon chips and can mimic the electrical responses of real, biological neurons, and could possibly help to reconnect damaged parts of the neuro-system.

Auckland University Professor Julian Paton is a co-author of the research.

He speaks to Kim Hill.