The Blue Brain Project har tagit ett rejält kliv framåt.
Resultat: (BBP) has identified key principles that determine synapse-scale connectivity.
Tillvägagångssätt: Each neuron in the circuit was reconstructed into a 3D model on a powerful Blue Gene supercomputer.
En av slutsatserna var: This means that neurons grow as independently of each other as physically possible and mostly form synapses at the locations where they randomly bump into each other.
Målet: to reconstruct the brains of different species — including the human brain — in silico.