The human brain has been described as “the most complex object in the universe.” Its meshwork of 86 billion neurons,84 billion glial cells, and over 150 trillion synapses may seem intractable. Nonetheless, efforts to comprehensively map, understand, and even computationally reproduce this structure are underway. Large collectives of researchers have come together, working in concert towards these goals. The Human Brain Project (HBP) and its precursor, the Blue Brain Project, have spearheaded the brain simulation goal.Some other notable organizations include the China Brain Project, the BRAIN Initiative. On a scale which parallels the space program and the Human Genome Project, neuroscience may be approaching a revolution.
Collins, Logan T.
"Towards Simulating the Human Brain,"
Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science: Vol. 19
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.dartmouth.edu/dujs/vol19/iss3/2