The Eurobrain project unveils its first piece of digitally reconstructed brain

Share This article Europe’s beleaguered billion-dollar brain project just handed their term paper in for the jealously circling minions of neuroscience have-nots to review. While a few little snippets of information have been dribbled out over the years, Blue Brain has now fully codified exactly what it always said it would do. Publishing their results in the journal Cell, Henry Markram and company describe their model of a tiny 0.3 mm^3 smidgen of rodent somatosensory cortex. While many folks might recognize the full enormity of the task, we need to take a deeper look inside, to fully appreciate the massive responsibility shouldered in trying to handcraft from scratch what now must assume the role of the de facto description of wetware. Blue Brain is more than a connectome-style reconstruction of…


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