Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blue Brain

A reverse-engineered, molecule-specific mammalian brain simulation has reached its first step - a rough simulation of the neocortical column. Researchers from the Blue Brain Project announced the advance at the European Future Technologies assembly in Prague.

On a related note, check out the Allen Institute for Brain Science's neuro atlases.

(image credit: SPL, via bbc.co.uk)