Researchers at the University of Michigan are using mice to determine how neural networks really work.
According to the Earthtron Blog ( http://blog.earthtron.com/tiny-leds-allow-researchers-to-map-the-brain), researchers placed light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into mice brains, “allowing researchers to determine how stimuli to one neuron affects other neurons in the area. Each LED is less than a tenth of a millimeter wide, approximately the same size as a neuron.”
It is remarkable to see how these LEDs can produce data to understand the brains neuro behavior. All future discovery will be extremely helpful in understanding and treating such diseases as Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy and Autism possibly lending solutions to a cure. I find this research to be a monumental endeavor and commend the organizations and personnel involved.