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Using Nanoscale Technologies to Understand and Replicate the Human Brain

March 5, 2010

Can we emulate the brain to create supercomputers far beyond what currently exists? And will we one day have tools small enough to manipulate individual neurons — and if so, what might be the impact of this new technology on neuroscience?

Recently, three renowned researchers – one neuroscientist and two nanoscientists – discussed how their once diverging disciplines are now joining to understand how the brain works at its most basic cellular level, and the extraordinary advances this merger seems to promise for fields ranging from computer technology to health.

Source: The Kavli Foundation.

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