Stories: A cybernetic neural network to better understand brain networks
SYNCH, an ongoing EU-funded project, is creating a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses.
SYNCH (a SYnaptically connected brain-silicon Neural Closed-loop Hybrid system), coordinated by Stefano Vassanelli from University of Padova, will enable co-evolution of connectivity and co- processing of information of the two networks, called Memristor. The project is funded by the FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) programme.
Memristive synapses connect brain and silicon spiking neurons, Natureresearch's article on SYNCH
Scientists successfully created a cybernetic neural network, The Next Web's article on SYNCH
FET-Open and FET Proactive are now part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot (specifically the Pathfinder), the new home for deep-tech research and innovation in Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation.
More information available here.