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August 7, 2020

Close-up view of a new neuromorphic 'brain-on-a-chip'

A close-up view of a new neuromorphic "brain-on-a-chip" that's smaller than a piece of confetti and made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors -- silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant CCF 1740184.]

Learn more in the MIT news story Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip. (Date image taken: 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 7, 2020)

Credit: Peng Lin (Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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