Fine Structure

Fixing Neural Sensor Problems

I've always assumed that the future would contain implantable silicon chips that integrate with our brains and either augment or monitor our neuron activity for all sorts of applications. Of course, many a technical hurdle has to be overcome for this to become a reality and it seems as though we're well on our way.

From the MIT Technology Review, an article on scientists who monitor moths via neural sensors. Not only are these sensors incredibly small, but they're powered by radio frequency transmitters so there's no battery to implant. Read the story for the rest of the technical leaps forward they've made.

So it is the future, but currently only with moths. ]