'Build me a Brain' - University researchers star in BBC Radio 4's Frontiers
Release Date 14 June 2013
Dr Ben Whalley and Dr Imogen Smith from the School of Pharmacy along with Professor of Cybernetics Slawomir Nasuto talked to Roland Pease on ‘Build me a brain', this week's episode of BBC Radio 4's Frontiers, a programme which explores new ideas in science and meets the people behind them. Along with academics from Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Reading academics discussed the "neurophysiology of disembodied brain-cell cultures".
Professor Nasuto and Dr Whalley have established a Brain Embodiment Laboratory at Reading, where tissue cultures will be connected to simulations of robots so that their outputs lead to actions, and their inputs are real signals.
Read the online story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22867070
Listen again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02qm2sb