The Blue Brain Project

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006 Feb;7(2):153-60. doi: 10.1038/nrn1848.

Abstract

IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer allows a quantum leap in the level of detail at which the brain can be modelled. I argue that the time is right to begin assimilating the wealth of data that has been accumulated over the past century and start building biologically accurate models of the brain from first principles to aid our understanding of brain function and dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain*
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Neural Networks, Computer*
  • Quantum Theory