Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mimicking the brain, in silicon - MIT News Office

Mimicking the brain, in silicon - MIT News Office
For decades, scientists have dreamed of building computer systems that could replicate the human brain’s talent for learning new tasks.
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.