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Challenges for Brain Emulation: Why is Building a Brain so Difficult?

@inproceedings{Cattell2012ChallengesFB,
  title={Challenges for Brain Emulation: Why is Building a Brain so Difficult?},
  author={R. B. Cattell and Alice Cline Parker},
  year={2012}
}
In recent years, half a dozen major research groups have simulated or constructed sizeable networks of artificial neurons, with the ultimate goal to emulate the entire human brain. At this point, these projects are a long way from that goal: they typically simulate thousands of mammalian neurons, versus tens of billions in the human cortex, with less dense connectivity as well as less-complex neurons. While the outputs of the simulations demonstrate some features of biological neural networks… Expand
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