Can We Create An Artificial Brain?

<img itemprop=”contentUrl” src=”http://img.huffingtonpost.com//asset/scalefit_960_noupscale/55f7213a180000530061d07e.jpeg” class=”image-component__main-image” alt=”MRI of a normal brain”/> BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images MRI of a normal brain Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is not the kind of person you’d expect to say that something is impossible. After all, he developed a brain-connected exoskeleton that enabled a paraplegic man to deliver the opening kick at the World Cup last year. He used brain implants to give rats a sixth sense (perception of infrared light). And he connected the minds of monkeys, allowing them to accomplish tasks together — a technology he says could eventually be used to connect human minds into a “brain net.” Yet in his latest book, The Relativistic Brain: How it works and why it cannot be simulated by a Turing machine, the director of neuroengineering at Duke University says that…


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