# The physics of living neural networks

@article{Eckmann2007ThePO, title={The physics of living neural networks}, author={Jean-Pierre Eckmann and Ofer Feinerman and Leor Gruendlinger and Elisha Moses and Jordi Soriano and Tsvi Tlusty}, journal={Physics Reports}, year={2007}, volume={449}, pages={54-76} }

Improvements in technique in conjunction with an evolution of the theoretical and conceptual approach to neuronal networks provide a new perspective on living neurons in culture. Organization and connectivity are being measured quantitatively along with other physical quantities such as information, and are being related to function. In this review we first discuss some of these advances, which enable elucidation of structural aspects. We then discuss two recent experimental models that yield… Expand

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