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Old 09-11-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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A model that replicates the functions of the human brain is feasible in 10 years according to neuroscientist Professor Henry Markram of the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland. ‘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.'

Scientist: Human brain could be replicated in 10 years
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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I don't know, ten years might be possible but seems a bit overly optimistic. A much more advanced model than what is currently available is likely, but could still be a comparatively simplistic or incomplete version of the real thing. Like the article states: "The biggest challenge is to understand how electrical-magnetic-chemical patterns in the brain convert into our perception of reality." That may take a lot more time than predicted. The number of parts in the brain is finite, but still incredibly complex. Still, the more progress that can be achieved, the more we learn.
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