Needed to complete article. --Alan del Beccio 03:27, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
- It is possible that devices such as the synaptic transceiver, the dataport, and the synaptic stimulator utilize direct integration of electronic circuitry into the synaptic structure of the brain, while devices such as the neurogenic interface may interact indirectly with patterns of synaptic activity. Likewise, computational implant devices such as the Borg cortical implant may integrate directly into the synaptic paths of the host brain.
Speculation... — Morder 01:44, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Citations needed Edit
I removed the following notes. The first seems to be a bunch of real-world info not said on-screen. The second is a note that has lacked citation for over three years now:
- The adult Human brain has as many as 0.25 quadrillion synapses that utilize a variety of neurotransmitters, including glutamate, acetylcholine, and serotonin. Synapses serve to translate the ionic current propagated by axons into a chemical message that can cross from one neuron to another, thereby initiating another propagated ionic current. Information is encoded in the coordinated activity of multiple synapses and in the firing frequency of any given synapse. The integration of multiple synaptic inputs by a target neuron generates the complex input-output computations that underlie consciousness.
- The positronic brain invented by Dr. Noonian Soong imitates the biological synaptic connectivity of the humanoid brain by forming a massively complex artificial neural network.