Nov 03 2012

TED: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Researcher Henry Markhram, "Supercomputing the Brain's Secrets"

The Blue Brain project hopes to build a computer simulation of a human brain. Henry Markram is at the center of this powerhouse project. He has a smooth rationale for completing the first “digital brain in a vat” which is fascinating  but the power of his presentation is in the visuals: he presents  a wonderful representation of the evolution of the brain. He also describes the heart his project which is series of algorithms that can accurately represent the neuronal “fabric” of the brain.

Minutes 11-14 are not to be missed.