Mind in vitro

Mind in vitro: computing with living neurons

We just started this project with NSF’s Expedition grant (April 2022). It involves 15 investigators from UIUC, Stanford, Northwestern University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Indiana University at Bloomington. We will explore whether living neurons can perform computations, whether they can learn, self-evolve, acquire basic hallmarks of cognition, curiosity and intelligence, and whether these traits can be enhanced by biophysical and mechanical stimulations.