The proposed research project draws inspiration from two key papers in the field of neural engineering.
The first paper, by Kagan et al. (2022), demonstrated the connection of in vitro neurons generated from pluripotent stem cells to a simulated game environment, specifically the game of Pong, through a feedback loop.
The second paper, by Serb et al. (2020), showcased the connection of a biological neuron with an artificial neuron using a Spiking Neural Network.
Both papers present an opportunity to explore the integration of biological and artificial neurons and systems, paving the way for the development of hybrid neural systems with enhanced computational capabilities.
These papers, among others in the field, serve as the main sources of inspiration for the proposed research project.