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.

http://www.canada.com/news/Canadian+scientists+create+functioning+virtual+brain/7628440/story.html
https://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6111/1202.abstract
Full text: http://ompldr.org/vZ2kzbw/Science-2012-Eliasmith-1202.pdf
http://nengo.ca/build-a-brain
Videos: http://nengo.ca/build-a-brain/spaunvideos/
http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4851307