What is the Blue Brain Project?
The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to reverse engineer the brain with the aim of simulating what really happens in our brain. At the end of 2006 the project had created a model of one basic unit of the brain – the neocortical column. At the push of a button, this model can reconstruct where neurons are and how they are connected. This defines where 30 million synaptic connections sit, which sounds like a lot but is just a tiny part of your brain.