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Simulated brain closer to thought
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 23 April 2009 09:49

By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter, BBC News, Prague

A detailed simulation of a small region of a brain built molecule by molecule has been constructed and has recreated experimental results from real brains.

The "Blue Brain" has been put in a virtual body, and observing it gives the first indications of the molecular and neural basis of thought and memory.

Scaling the simulation to the human brain is only a matter of money, says the project's head.

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