-But for now, he’s taking a different approach than almost anyone.
His thus-far $400-Million-funded Allen Institute For Brain Science is going after the visual processing center, starting with mice.
The technique they’re starting with is called: High-Throughput Electrophysiology, and it’s targeted at observing all the electrical activity in the visual center of the mouse-brain; -as it’s happening live.
Sort-of like Aldrich Killian’s live brain map in “Iron Man 3”.
-Sounds like that mouse will have a few more wires in it than Neo.
Check out the rest of the interview excerpt over at Wired:
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