Researchers Automate Process of Recording Data from Neurons
Posted May 09, 2012 9:20 AM
From The Engineer - News:
Researchers in the US have developed a way to automate the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the brain.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Georgia Institute of Technology used a robotic arm guided by a cell-detecting computer algorithm to identify and record data from neurons in a living mouse brain.
This automated process was found to be more accurate than that carried out by a human experimenter - as well as eliminating the need for months of training - and could enable scientists to classify and analyse the thousands of different types of cells in the brain.