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Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, reports on how a digital construction of the human brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers..

This article was published in the June 2012 edition of Scientific American.

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    Very fascinating work on brain mapping!!

    Really comprehensive overview of the work that's being done to map the inner workings of the brain, on a neuronal level! I would have liked to hear a bit more about the computer software the research team was using, and more about how it has advanced; but, I think the focus was well placed, that being on how the human brain is being mapped out.