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Scientists are turning against Europe’s brain-mapping intiative

07
Jul
2014

Last year, the European commission launched a ten-year, $1.6 billion project to create a supercomputer simulation of the human brain, dubbed the Human Brain Project. The scientists lay out their concerns in an open letter, taking issue with the projects overly narrow approach, leading to a significant risk that it would fail to meet its goals. The project is currently undergoing a scheduled review, and the group believes the review will unearth substantial failures… concerning the quality of the governance demonstrated. While the project has added immense new funding to the field, the researchers worry that the single-minded focus on supercomputer simulation is premature, and detracts from more foundational neuroscience research that would be more useful at this stage.

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