I have seen articles dealing with the growth of brain cells using stem cells. I have also seen, in the past, research attempting to mimic neural connections (using traditional silicon chips) for use in computing. I have searched for any mention of research into using actual living brain cells to form such a neural network, and I have found nothing. I am wondering about using, as the basis for a neural network chip, living, growing brain cells which could form new neural networks, as needed, much in the same way such networks are formed in growing, learning animals.. I am thinking that maybe a new type of chip could be made for novel applications. Is anybody doing research into the use of animal stem cells for construction of neural networks?