Artificial neuron prototype (IMAGE) CNRS Caption Artificial neuron prototype: nanofluidic slits can play the role of ion channels and allow neurons to communicate. Ion clusters achieve the ion transport that causes this communication. Credit © Paul Robin, ENS Laboratoire de Physique (CNRS/ENS-PSL/Sorbonne Université/Université de Paris). Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. Adaptations must be shared under the same terms. License CC BY-NC-SA Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.