Fact or science fiction? A groundbreaking study has shown that human brain cells in a dish can play the video game Pong
It may sound like a scene from a science fiction film, but no it’s actually true –
Melbourne-led scientists have shown that 800,000 brain cells living in a dish can perform goal-directed tasks, like playing the video game Pong.
The results of the groundbreaking study are published today in the journal Neuron. The next stage of the study is to find out what happens when their DishBrain is
affected by medicines and alcohol.