BBC News writes: "The way neurons communicate could inspire the next generation of computers.
Researchers are developing novel computers by mimicking the way that neurons are built and how they talk to each other.
Basing computers around neurons could lead to improvements in visual and audio processing on computers.
It might mean that computers learn to see or to hear in the future rather than just rely on sensors.
As well as building computers, the researchers are also helping to improve understanding of nerve cells and how they operate."