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Digital brain fires like the real thing


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Digital model of one third of a millimetre cubed of a rat’s brain includes 31,000 neurons, 37 million synapses and 207 different types of brain cells.

Human Brain Project model is most detailed ever created.

Responds to stimulation like the living version, with same patterns of firing including choristers and soloists.

The study was published in the Cell journal.

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Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex.


Swiss brain research initiative, EPFL


Scientific journal publishing research from many disciplines within the life sciences


Professor at Neural Microcircuitry Laboratory at EPFL.