Blueprinting the human brain

A 3D computer simulation of 10,000 neurons firing in the human brain produces a terabyte of data–a fraction of what it would take to map the brain’s billions of neurons in algorithms. That’s according to Henry Markham, a scientist working on the Blue Brain project, a collaboration of IBM, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, or EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland, and others. The project is an attempt to create a blueprint of the human brain to advance cognition research.

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One Response to Blueprinting the human brain

  1. PoliTech says:

    Just like the human genome project, wholly mapping the brain would unleash a torrent of new development and advancement.

    The possibilities are mind boggling!

    I wonder what “boggling” would look like on a 3D computer rendered display?

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