The Human Brain Project: an interplay between biology, theory and neuromorphic circuit design
Alain Destexhe
UNIC, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France
Lundi 09/09/2013, 11:00
Bat 141, salle André Berthelot (143) , CEA Paris-Saclay

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is one of the two "flagship" projects awarded by the European Community (Future and Emerging Technolgies program). The HBP is a 10-year program for studying the mechanisms of brain function using a combination of biological experiments, theoretical modeling, numerical simulation, and VLSI technologies (neuromorphic circuits). It involves more than 200 laboratories across Europe and worldwide. The roots of the HBP lies in two precursor European projects, called FACETS and BrainScales. These projects combine biology, computation and neuromorphic hardware design, three communities which are at the heart of HBP. In particular, to implement in VLSI the principles discovered by biological experiments, it is necessary to develop mathematical models, which therefore gives a key role for theory and modeling in this project.


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