Scientists use synthetic cerebellum to restore rat's brain function

09/28/2011 | New Scientist

A medical team at Tel Aviv University implanted a synthetic cerebellum into the damaged brain of a rat and succeeded in returning the animal to a fully functioning state. The device -- which has the ability to interpret and mimic neuronal information -- follows breakthroughs such as cochlear implants. The scientists say, however, that it could be decades before they can move on to more complex areas of the brain, such the hippocampus.

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