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Algorithm Is a Big Step Towards Whole-Brain Simulation


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International team completely revamped the structure of a popular simulation algorithm.

Reduces time to process tens of thousands of data transfers by threefold.

Digital brains would enable testing of current theories of cognition.

3 pound organ are over 100 billion neurons and trillions of synapses.

New technology exploits the increased parallelism of modern microprocessors.

The study was published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.

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Journal providing information on research on the development and implementation of numerical models and analytical tools.


Doctorate Student and Research Assistant at the Bern University.


Director at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at Jülich Research Centre