Mindless Attempts

Could "Brains-in-a-Dish" Become Self-Aware?

Cerebral organoids made Discover magazine’s list of top science stories in 2019.1 First discovered in 2013, cerebral organoids, dubbed “mini-brains” or “brains-in-a-dish,” made the headlines because two different research groups found that these three-dimensional globs of brain cells exhibited electrical activity and cell-to-cell communication similar to that seen in the brain.

One group incorporated human cerebral...

 

has an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, and an M.A. in bioethics from Trinity International University. She resides in Dallas and currently works as a freelance science writer and educator.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #52, Spring 2020 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo52/mindless-attempts

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