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CogniGron in the Ukrant: "We're one step closer to a brain computer"

01 July 2020

Scientists of the University of Groningen made significant progress in their search for a material that they can use to mimic the neurons of a human brain. The discovery was published last week in Nature Communications.

The human brain can process huge amounts of data, despite its relatively small size. It’s also very energy-efficient. For years now, scientists have been searching for ways to build a computer that works just as well. That’s a difficult challenge.

‘The neurons in your brain have thousands of dendrites, like little legs, connecting to the dendrites of thousands of other neurons via synapses. This means that information can be transferred through many channels at the same time’, explains professor Beatriz Noheda of research centre CogniGron. ‘Whereas regular computers work with transistors that can only process information sequentially. One to one.’

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Last modified:01 July 2020 2.32 p.m.

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