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brain_modellingA Vir­tu­al Brain – The Ben­e­fits of Brain Mod­el­ling (Brain Blog­ger):

Brain Blog­ger recent­ly dis­cov­ered that sci­en­tists are poised to deliv­er the first vir­tu­al sim­u­la­tion of the human brain from a tru­ly fas­ci­nat­ing talk by Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vicepres­i­dent of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Insti­tute, pre­sent­ed at the cut­ting-edge 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Mon­i­tor­ing & Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Era

The Vir­tu­al Brain ini­tia­tive is one of the best known tri­als to under­stand and orga­nize brain data in a use­ful way. It is a neu­roin­for­mat­ics plat­form that tries to sim­u­late the brain orga­ni­za­tion on the macro­scop­ic lev­el of detail…a great tool for research that will allow us to mon­i­tor the dynam­ics of com­mu­ni­ca­tions between dif­fer­ent brain regions and see how the func­tions of the brain are relat­ed to its struc­ture. Sci­en­tists can use the vir­tu­al brain to under­stand how changes in the brain struc­ture affect neu­ron com­mu­ni­ca­tions and in turn lead to mod­i­fi­ca­tions in behav­iour and cog­ni­tive process­es. Anoth­er util­i­ty of the vir­tu­al brain is the capa­bil­i­ty to track nor­mal and phys­i­o­log­i­cal brain mod­i­fi­ca­tions between dif­fer­ent life stages, for exam­ple to under­stand how a new­born brain can grow up to become mature and capa­ble of very com­plex func­tions and cog­ni­tive process.”

–> Enjoy this slid­edeck fea­tur­ing the Vir­tu­al Brain and more:

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