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Henry Markram:
A brain in a supercomputer

TEDGlobal 2009 · 14:50 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Henry Markram: A brain in a supercomputer
14:50 · Filmed July 2009 at TEDGlobal 2009 · Subtitles available in 28 languages

Henry Markram says the mysteries of the mind can be solved — soon. Mental illness, memory, perception: they're made of neurons and electric signals, and he plans to find them with a supercomputer that models all the brain's 100,000,000,000,000 synapses.

Neuroscientist
Henry Markram is director of Blue Brain, a supercomputing project that can model components of the mammalian brain to precise cellular detail — and simulate their activity in 3D. Soon he'll simulate a whole rat brain in real time. Full bio
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