See the first ultra-high resolution, 3D scan of the entire human brain

See on Scoop.itTracking the Future

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.

Szabolcs Kósa‘s insight:

also check out the video overview from DNews: http://youtu.be/F9Udi_DW7p4

See on io9.com

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