Sunday, October 23, 2005

Brain-Mind Institute and IBM to build virtual brain

Thanks to the Neurodes for the FYI post regarding a collaborative effort between the Brain Mind Institute and IBM (and their Blue Gene Super Computer) to build a computer-based model of the circuitry of the neocortex. Here is a brief explanatory blurb from the IBM Press room
  • "Over the next two years scientists from both organizations will work together using the huge computational capacity of IBM's eServer Blue Gene supercomputer to create a detailed model of the circuitry in the neocortex -- the largest and most complex part of the human brain. By expanding the project to model other areas of the brain, scientists hope to eventually build an accurate, computer-based model of the entire brain."

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