Henry Markram

A brain in a supercomputer

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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.

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Henry Markram · 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.

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.