February 8, 2013

Will We Ever Simulate the Human Brain?

Ed Yong, BBC Future


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For years, Henry Markram has claimed that he can simulate the human brain in a computer within a decade. On 23 January 2013, the European Commission told him to prove it. His ambitious Human Brain Project (HBP) won one of two ceiling-shattering grants from the EC to the tune of a billion euros, ending a two-year contest against several other grandiose projects. Can he now deliver?

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TAGGED: Neuroscience, Technology, Simulation, Brain

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