Simulated Brain Closer to Thought

A detailed simulation of a small region of a brain built molecule by molecule has been constructed and has recreated experimental results from real brains. The “Blue Brain” has been put in a virtual body, and observing it gives the first indications of the molecular and neural basis of thought and memory. Scaling the simulation to the human brain is only a matter of money, says the project’s head. The work was presented at the European Future Technologies meeting in Prague.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8012496.stm

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Written by Juraj Bednár //