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What Are Mini Brains?

Brain organoids, also known as mini brains, are a collection of lab-grown neurons and other brain tissue. Mini brains have the same tissue types as a full-sized brain, but they’re organised and structured differently, which strips their ability to develop consciousness or think for themselves. In this Ted-Ed Video, neuroscientist Madeline Lancaster share how she manages to generate living models of brains from a few stem cells and why we need such a thing as minibrains.

THIS IS COOL. I WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING ELSE, TOO!

Video via – TED-Ed
Further Readings And References @ MIT and BBC Future

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