How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that are hard to imagine. But it leaves out one crucial detail: Your mind still needs a body to function properly, even in a virtual world. Here's what we'll have to do to… » 1/26/15 11:21am 1/26/15 11:21am

Introducing Spaun — the world's largest functioning model of the human…

Cognitive scientists have yet to create a functional, working model of the human brain. Our computers are way too slow, and our understanding of the brain is way too primitive. But that doesn't mean we can't create a model of the functioning brain at a much smaller scale. And in fact, this is exactly what a group of… » 12/04/12 3:23pm 12/04/12 3:23pm

One Step Closer to Building a Simulated Human Brain

The Holy Grail of neuroscience is a complete map of all of the synaptic connections in your brain — which could allow us to describe the very flow of information in the brain. » 9/18/12 11:47am 9/18/12 11:47am