A team of neuroscientists from the University of California, Irvine has found a way to get human brain cells to play the classic video game Pong in real time.
The neuroscientists first grew human brain cells on a dish and then hooked them up to electrodes. They then used a computer program to simulate the movement of a paddle in the game Pong.
The brain cells responded to the movement of the paddle and were able to hit the ball back and forth in the game.
The neuroscientists say that this is the first time that human brain cells have been able to play a game in real time. They say that their findings could be used to develop new therapies for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and cerebral palsy.
So far, the brain cells have only been able to play the game for a few minutes at a time. But the neuroscientists say that with some more refinements, they could be playing for hours at a time.
Who knows, maybe one day we’ll be able to download our favorite video games into our brains and play them any time we want!
In a new study, researchers have shown that human brain cells can be trained to play a simple game of Pong in real time.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), used a dish of human neuronal cells to show that the cells can be trained to play the game.
To do this, the researchers used a technique called optogenetics, which uses light to control the activity of cells.
Using this technique, the researchers were able to train the cells to play Pong by shining a light on them when the ball bounced off the paddle.
The cells were then able to play the game on their own, without the need for the light.
The study is the first to show that human brain cells can be trained to perform a task in real time.
The findings could have implications for the development of treatments for conditions such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.