Intelligence with only neurone

Interesting that this exhibits learning without the 6 layers, thalamus or hippocampus. That suggests that all these structures are optimisation, and the raw process of learning is intrinsic to neurons themselves. Perhaps that’s obvious since flies can learn flight control (for example) without the structures of the mammalian brain, but very interesting nonetheless imo. Here’s the article :

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Neurons in a dish learn to play Pong — what’s next?
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03229-y

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And another:
https://itwire.com/science-news/biology/brain-cells-in-a-dish-can-play-‘pong’.html

I really do think this is the way to go. Live brains are just too hard.
[BTW this is my home city. :cityscape::city_sunset::sparkler:]

Would explain the overnight posts :wink: