'Mini-brains on the move': exquisite new advance in human cerebral organoids from , just out in , with nice clear explanation here by
Conscious? Almost certainly not. Bizarre, though, that we're getting to the point where this is something we can reasonably ask about something we created in the lab.
From the 1931 movie classic: Dr Frankenstein: "Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive. It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive. IT'S ALIVE!" Moritz: "Henry, in the name of God!" Dr Frankenstein: "Now I know what it feels like to be God!"
Brain in a dish Scientists grow ‘mini-brain on the move’ that can contract muscle