Blue Brain to simulate the human brain

Posted on Monday, June 06 2005 @ 12:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A Swiss university team and IBM are cooperating to create the first simulation of the entire human brain. The Blue Brain project will use a custom supercomputer from IBM based on the Blue Gene design. Scientists hope the project will shed some light on various aspects of the human cognition, such as perception, memory and maybe even consciousness.
    It will be the first time humans will be able to observe the electrical code our brains use to represent the world, and to do so in real time, say Henry Markram, director of Brain and Mind Institute at the Ecole Polytecnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
More info at Newscientist

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