(WorldHealth.net) Scientists claim to have developed a new quantum material that could one day in the future be used to transfer information directly from human brains to computers. The quantum material is a perovskite nickelate lattice as bio-electronic interfaces that the scientists claim could directly translate electrochemical signals from the brain into electrical activity that computer would be able to interpret.
The material can only detect activity of some neurotransmitters currently, however, if this technology keeps progressing it is hypothesized to be able to be used to detect neurological disease or possibly store memories. “We can confidently say that this material is a potential pathway to building a computing device that would store and transfer memories,” says Shriram Ramanathan of Purdue University.