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Habibollahi, F., Kagan, B.J., Burkitt, A.N. et al. Critical dynamics arise during structured information presentation within embodied in vitro neuronal networks, Nat Commun 14, 5287 (2023), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-41020-3 Read the media release
Brett J. Kagan, Christopher Gyngell, Tamra Lysaght, Victor M. Cole, Tsutomu Sawai, Julian Savulescu The technology, opportunities, and challenges of Synthetic Biological Intelligence, Biotechnology Advances Volume 68, 2023, 108233, ISSN 0734-9750, (2023), DOI: j.biotechadv.2023.108233.
F Habibollahi, M Khajehnejad, A Gaurav, BJ Kagan Biological Neurons vs Deep Reinforcement Learning: Sample efficiency in a simulated game-world, NeurIPS 2022 Workshop on Learning Meaningful Representations of Life OpenReview
Smirnova L, Caffo BS, Gracias DH, Huang Q, Morales Pantoja IE, Tang B, Zack DJ, Berlinicke CA, Boyd JL, Harris TD, Johnson EC, Kagan BJ, Kahn J, Muotri AR, Paulhamus BL, Schwamborn JC, Plotkin J, Szalay AS, Vogelstein JT, Worley PF and Hartung T. Organoid intelligence (OI): the new frontier in biocomputing and intelligence-in-a-dish, Front Sci (2023) 1:1017235, DOI: 10.3389/fsci.2023.1017235
Brett J. Kagan, Andy C. Kitchen, Nhi T. Tran, Forough Habibollahi, Moein Khajehnejad, Bradyn J. Parker, Anjali Bhat, Ben Rollo, Adeel Razi, and Karl J. Friston (2022) In vitro neurons learn and exhibit sentience when embodied in a simulated gameworld, Neuron, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2022.09.001 Read the media release
Brett J. Kagan, Daniela Duc, Ian Stevens & Frederic Gilbert (2022) Neurons Embodied in a Virtual World: Evidence for Organoid Ethics?, AJOB Neuroscience, 13:2, 114-117, DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2022.2048731
Kagan, Brett J., (2022),What Can Brain Cells on a Microchip Tell Us About Intelligence?, Royal Society of Victoria Accessed from: https://rsv.org.au/brain-cells-on-a-microchip/