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           The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to create a synthetic brain
by reverse-engineering the mammalian brain down to the molecular
level. The aim of the project, founded in May 2005 by the Brain and
Mind Institute of the École Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland, is
to study the brain’s architectural and functional principles. The project is
headed by the Institute’s director, Henry Markram. Using a Blue Gene
supercomputer running Michael Hines’s NEURON software, the
simulation does not consist simply of an artificial neural network, but
involves a biologically realistic model of neurons. It is hoped that it will
eventually shed light on the nature of consciousness. There are a number
of sub-projects, including the Cajal Blue Brain, coordinated by the
Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid (CeSViMa), and
others run by universities and independent laboratories in the UK, US,
and Israel.

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