how does my brain work?- the human brain project is funded

<mercedes-left-right-brain-2.jpg">mercedes-left-right-brain-2imagesCACUX1F0 I need to understand my brain! This is a picture of an experiment to show the degree of connectiveness of the twelve main activity centres in the brain, six on each side.

David Rock gives an excellent talk; why insight is so important. Greenfield lecturing to the Australian National University. Interesting introduction is a demonstration of academic aggressive competition. Note that Professor Greenfield excludes pantheism from her discussion as being unapproachable using scientific methods. If something is all around one can’t sense it. Like the story of the wise goldfish trying to teach the youngster about water.

With collaboration across Europe this ambitious project to simulate the human brain in a supercomputer should revolutionize our understanding of the brain. It also have a major impact on the design and programming of computers. As usual, it will raise more questions than answers. At present the computer hardware to run the simulation of the entire human brain is not available. If Moore’s law holds up there should be a big enough machine by 2021. Perhaps a quantum computer!

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