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16 points by apsec112 on July 26, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

Naive question: Surely we've run lab experiments by now to figure out the "data sheet" for an individual neuron?

If we know how individual neurons work and we can figure out at least roughly the connection topology, why can't we simulate a whole brain?

>why can't we simulate a whole brain?

Of what size? A worm, a fly? Doable. A mouse? Possibly in the next couple years. A human? No ETA but definitely happening in our timeline.

I recently heard about a lab using Brainbow in primates to image the activity from a lot of neurons simultaneously at single neuron resolution, using a color camera. The amount of neurons we can map anatomically and record from continues to increase!

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