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Human Brain Project Draws Sharp Criticism

Jul 7, 2014 |

More than 250 neuroscientists have issued an open letter calling for the European Union to reconsider the direction of the Human Brain Project (HBP), the ambitious brain-mapping project that launched last year under the direction of Henry Markram, a neuroscientist at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. The European Commission (EC) saw fit to fund the Read more…

Supercomputing Essential to Human Brain Project

Oct 16, 2013 |

The Human Brain project officially begins this month with more than 130 research institutions from Europe and around the world and hundreds of scientists from a diverse range of fields. With €1.2 billion in funding from the EU, this is unquestionably the most ambitious neuroscience effort ever launched. Project backers anticipate that a deep understanding Read more…

Exascale Brain Simulation Project Attracts Critics

Feb 27, 2012 |

Henry Markram wants a cool €1 billion to fund his new Human Brain Project.

The Rise of the Thinking Machine

Aug 25, 2011 |

Brain-centric computing is having a pretty good year.

The Next Step in Human Brain Simulation

Jul 11, 2011 |

Can the human brain devise a system capable of understanding itself? That’s been something brain simulation researchers have been working toward for nearly a decade. With recent advances in supercomputing capabilities and modeling techniques, the question may soon be answered.