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uni'wissen 02-2012 ENG

Neuronal networks on a microelectrode array with 60 electrodes, with which scientists record the activity of the net- works simultaneously. At the top of the picture is the objective of the microscope, and on the sides two glass capillary microelectrodes mea- sure the membrane potential of the neurons. Photo: IMTEK/Müller The Neuroscientist Ulrich Egert Is Studying Artificial Nerve Networks in Order to Understand the Rules Governing Their Interactions Playing with Nerve Fire by Eva Opitz 4