It’s called BigBrain, and it’s a part of the $1.6 billion European Human Brain Project that’s seeking to simulate the human brain on a supercomputer. Over the course of the next ten years, HBP researchers will work to understand and map the network of over a hundred billion neuronal connections that elicit emotions, volitional thought, and even consciousness itself. And to do so, the researchers will be using a progressively scaled-up multilayered simulation running on a supercomputer.
But to get there, the researchers are going to have to peer deep inside the human brain. Hence the BigBrain project. Here’s how they did it.
also check out the video overview from DNews: http://youtu.be/F9Udi_DW7p4
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