Published in Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS: San Francisco CA, Volume 2, September 1, 2004, pages 4353-4355.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Robert Szlavik was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
There have been various theoretical and experimental studies presented in the literature that focus on interfacing neurons with discrete electronic devices such as transistors. It has also been demonstrated experimentally that neural-electronic devices can be used to elicit action potentials in a target neuron in close proximity to the neural-electronic stimulator. The time delay between stimulus and the onset of the neural action potential can be varied by varying the pulse amplitude and width generated by the neural-electronic stimulator (transistor).
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