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Can Lab-Grown Brains Become Conscious?

(Nature)
– But one experiment has drawn more scrutiny than the others. In
August 2019, Muotri’s group published a paper in Cell Stem
Cell
reporting the creation of human brain organoids that
produced coordinated waves of activity, resembling those seen in
premature babies. The waves continued for months before the team
shut the experiment down. This type of brain-wide, coordinated
electrical activity is one of the properties of a conscious brain.
The team’s finding led ethicists and scientists to raise a host
of moral and philosophical questions about whether organoids should
be allowed to reach this level of advanced development, whether
‘conscious’ organoids might be entitled to special treatment
and rights not afforded to other clumps of cells and the
possibility that consciousness could be created from scratch.

(Nature)
– But one experiment has drawn more scrutiny than the others. In
August 2019, Muotri’s group published a paper in Cell Stem
Cell
reporting the creation of human brain organoids that
produced coordinated waves of activity, resembling those seen in
premature babies. The waves continued for months before the team
shut the experiment down. This type of brain-wide, coordinated
electrical activity is one of the properties of a conscious brain.
The team’s finding led ethicists and scientists to raise a host
of moral and philosophical questions about whether organoids should
be allowed to reach this level of advanced development, whether
‘conscious’ organoids might be entitled to special treatment
and rights not afforded to other clumps of cells and the
possibility that consciousness could be created from scratch.

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