Scientists create a functioning, virtual brain
Several labs are working on large models of the brain- including the multi-million-dollar Blue Brain Project in Europe – but these can’t see, remember or control limbs, says Eliasmith.
“Right now very large-scale models of the brain don’t do anything,” he said in an interview.
His Waterloo team took a different approach, using computers to simulate what goes on inside the brain, similar to the way aircraft simulators mimic flight.
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