Scientists Will Replicate Human Brain In 10 Years

Within 10 years, scientists will be able to create a model that replicates the functions of the human brain says a neuroscientist.

“I absolutely believe it is technically and biologically possible. The only uncertainty is financial. It is an extremely expensive project and not all is yet secured,” says Henry Markram, professor at the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland.

“The brain is of course extremely complex because it has trillions of synapses, billions of neurons, millions of proteins, and thousands of genes. But they are still finite in number,” says Markram.

“Today’s technology is already highly sophisticated and it allows us to reverse engineer the brain rapidly.” An example of the capability already in place is that today’s robots can do screenings and mappings tens of thousands of times faster than humans.

Another hurdle on the path to a model human brain is that 100 years of neuroscience discovery has led to millions of fragments of data and knowledge that have never been brought together and exploited fully.

“The biggest challenge is to understand how electrical-magnetic-chemical patterns in the brain convert into our perception of reality. We think we see with our eyes, but in fact most of what we ’see’ is generated as a projection by your brain. So what are we actually looking at when we look at something ‘outside’ us?”

For Markram, the most exciting part of his research is putting together the hundreds of thousands of small pieces of data that his lab has collected over the past 15 years, and seeing what a microcircuit of the brain looks like.

“When we first switched it on it already started to display some interesting emergent properties. But this is just the beginning because we know now that it is possible to build it.

“As we progress we are learning about design secrets of our brains which were unimaginable before. In fact the brain uses some simple rules to solve highly complex problems and extracting each of these rules one by one is very exciting.”

“For example, we have been surprised at finding simple design principles that allow billions of neurons to connect to each other. I think we will understand how the brain is designed and works before we have finished building it,” Markram says.

The opportunities for this neuroscience research challenge are immense, explains Markram, according to an AlphaGalileo Foundation release.

“A brain model will sit on a massive supercomputer and serve as a kind of educational and diagnostic service to society. As the industrial revolution in science progresses we will generate more data than anyone can track or any computer can store, so models that can absorb it are simply unavoidable.”

40 thoughts on “Scientists Will Replicate Human Brain In 10 Years

  1. Why is it that this article reminds me of some other matching one that I read somewhere else?

  2. Hi love your post and it is so informational and I am definetly going to save it. One thing to say the Superb analysis you have done is greatly remarkable.Who goes that extra mile these days? Well Done!!! Just one more tip you caninstall a Translator for your Worldwide Audience …

  3. Captcha is one of the finest ways against auto bot registration but xrumer will destory it with is astounding power. One of the most frequent spam behavior is auto account registration on forums e.g Xrumer. These bots intend to post advertising messages without manual control and so so really successfully with xrumer. Tools like Xrumer are dedicated for this purpose. Thus, you’ll be able to set up captcha against bot registration. Alternatively, setting up anti-spam questions that appear randomly will also be helpful but it real wont work because xrumer is king. Xrumer 🙂

  4. Thank you for one more nice article. I wish to thank you for the effort you have made in writing this article US Tele-Medicine Blog » Blog Archive » Scientists Will Replicate Human Brain In 10 Years. I hope for more from you sooner or later as well.

  5. Howdy. I precisely did some world wide web surfing and located this web site web page. I proceeded to go as a result of this internet internet site publish and it’s genuinely outstanding.I really seriously get pleasure from your web site.Completely, the piece of writing is in assurance the rather greatest on this definitely worth though topic. I added it and i?m hunting forward for your approaching site content or blog posts. I also observed that your net web page has some really good linking finished to it. I will appropriate apart take maintain with the rss feed to remain knowledgeable of any changes. Remarkable information you got proper right here.Make sure you protect up-date in your exceptional release.Many thanks a ton.

  6. At last, found what I was searching for! I am definitely having fun with reading every little bit of it. Delighted I found this post US Tele-Medicine Blog » Blog Archive » Scientists Will Replicate Human Brain In 10 Years! I have you bookmarked to take a look at new articles you publish.

  7. I feel like I’m often looking for interesting things to read about a variety of niches, but I manage to include your blog among my reads every day because you have compelling entries that I look forward to. Here’s hoping there’s a lot more top-notch material coming!

  8. I like to check out your blog a couple times a week for new entries. I was wondering if you have any other niches you write about?

  9. There are numerous beginner guitar tutorial websites offering this, and more ridiculous things, so understand that if you notice a promise of learning the fretboard in 1 day, you’re probably facing a fraud. Learning to play the guitar takes time, as with all things worthwhile in life, but the payoff is enormous.

  10. Hi Bryan. I don’t see any sense, because Aull has explaned everything understandable. Please see the above comments!

  11. I could see that you’re an expert in your area! I’m launching a brand new website quickly and hey these details will probably be very useful for me man. Thanks to your aid and I wish you success! 🙂

  12. I’m using the same layout for my web log. I really like your header. I am just not very great using graphic software thus my header is pretty simple.

  13. Hi, I just thought i’d post and let you know your blog layout is really messed up on K-Melon Browser. Anyhow keep up the good work.

  14. Why don’t we arranged along with all all those people wiped out at Fort Hood; almost all their grieving buddies and household subscribers. No will need to support any exceptional headache for each of the people and household of those people aboard the airplane into Detroit possibly huh?

  15. I am not really the sort of person who actually leaves a comment on weblogs nevertheless this is without question an intriguing report. I’m just still wondering exactly what the point is however grant me some time and I will understand.

  16. That is genuinely awesome notion dude.iam truly proud of you . Do u have twitter?? i wish to abide by you .thx

  17. What a super website! to a lot info and a incredibly short life hehehehe maintain it up, great deliver the results

  18. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel can find any information in article and discus forum

  19. This writing was so on time and on point for me… you have no clue. Thanks alot for making it. Such powerful and engaging content.

  20. Exactly how many instances have I gone through a piece of writing and considered just what a squandering of my personal free time that turned out to be. Let me tell you not necessarily this particular occasion .

  21. When checking this a number of questions came about. I will think it over before posting these right here because I really don’t wish to worry you with a thing I could quite possibly have very easily find in Google.

  22. Good post. Really refreshing provided all the duplicate written content available. With thanks for performing something original.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *