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But those involved hope their ambitious goal of simulating the tangle of neurons and synapses that power our thought processes could offer solutions to tackling conditions such as depression, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.

The Human Brain venture is the next step in a long-running program that has already succeeded in using computers to create a virtual replica of part of a rat's neocortex -- a section of the brain believed to control higher functions such as conscious thought, movement and reasoning.

Scientists at its forerunner, the Switzerland-based Blue Brain Project, have been working since 2005 to feed a computer with vast quantities of data and algorithms produced from studying tiny slivers of rodent gray matter.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/12/tech/human-brain-computer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

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I see many long term benefits coming out of mapping the Brain and better understanding how to stimulate it. I can see prisons going away once we know how to proper stimulate and change how people do things. Would be wonderful to not have to pay a tax used to incarcerate someone.

Course I am all about an eye for an eye and wish they would move along in cleaning out death row. Why do we the tax payer have to pay for a death row inmate who in overwhelming evidence killed a person. Just remove the poor gene pool from population so we do not have the dragged on cost of having them live in a cell.

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I see many long term benefits coming out of mapping the Brain and better understanding how to stimulate it. I can see prisons going away once we know how to proper stimulate and change how people do things. Would be wonderful to not have to pay a tax used to incarcerate someone.

Course I am all about an eye for an eye and wish they would move along in cleaning out death row. Why do we the tax payer have to pay for a death row inmate who in overwhelming evidence killed a person. Just remove the poor gene pool from population so we do not have the dragged on cost of having them live in a cell.

Agreed!

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