Highlight: Integrating Variable Signals in Hydrogels

July 2, 2020
Integrating Variable Signals in Hydrogels
All living organisms have systems that can link multiple signals to manage tasks. For example, humans have systems of organs that can combine inputs from sight, hearing, and smell in a fear response that can cause our hearts to speed up. This ability—called complex signal integration—is not found in artificial systems. This new study demonstrates a pathway for simple, soft artificial materials to use multiple signals from external sources to produce distinct responses.  Read more.
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