For decades, scientists have dreamed of building computer systems that could replicate the human brain’s talent for learning new tasks.
15 November 2011
New computer chip models how neurons communicate with each other at synapses.
MIT researchers have now taken a major step toward that goal by designing a computer chip that mimics how the brain’s neurons adapt in response to new information. This phenomenon, known as plasticity, is believed to underlie many brain functions, including learning and memory.
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