In vitro neurons learn and exhibit sentience when embodied in a simulated game-world
- Improvements in performance or “learning” over time following closed-loop feedback
- Learning observed from both human and primary mouse cortical neurons
- Systems with stimulus but no feedback show no learning
- Dynamic changes observed in neural electrophysiological activity during embodiment
TL;DR: Remarkably, small numbers of explanted human and mouse cells show the ability to learn and respond to artificial sensory feedback enough to play a game of electronic Pong. Something that i highlighted in EP 2 of my docu LIFE on "Neurorobotics"
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