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That doughnut shape decorated with bright green spots, some connected by red pathways, amidst sky blue neighbors could be an artist's creation, but is the result of a creative scientific attempt to grow an active brain in a dish, complete with memories.

To produce the models, the Pitt team stamped adhesive proteins onto silicon discs. Once the proteins were cultured and dried, cultured hippocampus cells from embryonic rats were fused to the proteins and then given time to grow and connect to form a natural network. The researchers disabled the cells' inhibitory response and then excited the neurons with an electrical pulse.
Dear sweet mother of God.....

This is the most frightening and fascinating story I've ever come across.
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*puts on tinfoil hat*
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Nice!

First thing that came to mind when reading the article was the Steve Martin movie; Man with two brains... LOL!
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This is the kind of thing that leads to bad 1950's sci-fi/horror movies.. also Skynet
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This is the kind of thing that leads to bad 1950's sci-fi/horror movies.. also Skynet
Also worst case scenarios bud.
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Also worst case scenarios bud.
But you have to think of The Best Case Scenario, every time.
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How long till religious groups push to ban this testing since it has memories?
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How long till religious groups push to ban this testing since it has memories?
lol
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I want one!
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Imagine organic computers!!! :O
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