Wednesday, November 18, 2009

IBM lab builds computerized cat brain

IBM said it has already simulated a cat-sized cerebral cortex — the area of the brain that's key to memory, attention, and consciousness — using a massive Blue Gene supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. This feline-scale cortical simulation, which was made with the help of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, included 1 billion neurons and 10 trillion individual learning synapses. More>

A story on this topic also appeared in the Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News and UPI.