An Overview of the Human Brain Project

I reviewed an interesting video on ‘The Human Brain Project‘ after seeing this on the ‘What Have We Unlearned’ blog. With over 80 partners across Europe the Human Brain Project is an impressive drive to integrate diverse sources of data on the brain and generate an accurate simulation of the brain. A number of collaborators in the project feature in the video including Professor Henry Markram gives an overview of how this project will give researchers a different perspective on the brain.

An important project goal is the construction of neuromorphic computers which ‘think’ about problems with a human like intelligence. The collaborators suggest that this project will have significant benefits for treatment of disease conditions affecting the human brain. There are many ways in which this can occur – from artificial intelligence applications through to hypothesis generation at a molecular level. This is a visionary project which promises many insights and it will be interesting to see how this develops.

Index: There are indices for the TAWOP site here and here Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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