Single brain cell's power shown

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Single brain cell's power shown
« on: 22/12/2007 21:07:59 »
Single brain cell's power shown
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Individual cells may be more powerful than thought. There could be enough computing ability in just one brain cell to allow humans and animals to feel, a study suggests.

The brain has 100 billion neurons but scientists had thought they needed to join forces in larger networks to produce thoughts and sensations. The Dutch and German study, published in Nature, found that stimulating just one rat neuron could deliver the sensation of touch.