The neuroscientists at the University of Southern California have created the first-ever silicon chip that can talk to live brain cells. The chip (which is about a millimeter square in size) functions as if it were an actual body part.

The goal is to one day create a machine that could restore people's memories, particularly in people with brain damage or Alzheimer's. In other words, they wanna replicate our memories with these wafers, which is great, but the idea of walking around with chips in my head is still a little too sci-fi for my simple brain to comprehend.

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Replacement Silicon Brain Cells [Medgadget]