Samsung has proposed a way to 'copy and paste' a brain's wiring map to 3D neuromorphic chips. The approach would rely on a nanoelectrode array that enters a large volumes of neurons to record both where the neurons connect and the strength of those connections. You could copy that data and 'paste' it to a 3D network of solid-state memory, whether it's off-the-shelf flash storage or cutting-edge memory like resistive RAM. The result would be an effective return to 'reverse engineering the brain' like scientists originally wanted.
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