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Google Scholar lists about 855 papers mentioning the term "blue brain project", the Human Brain Project's predecessor:

http://scholar.google.ca/scholar?q=%22blue+brain+project%22&...

And even though the project has just launched, there are already about 1,980 papers mentioning the term "human brain project":

http://scholar.google.ca/scholar?q=%22human+brain+project%22...




The "Human Brain Project" was also an NIH funding initiative in the 1990s, which was hugely influential in kickstarting the field of neuroinformatics (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroinformatics)

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Ah, thanks I didn't know about that.

Okay, so to correct my earlier comment to (hopefully) exclude the earlier project, Google Scholar shows about 105 results for "human brain project" in 2012-2013.

http://scholar.google.ca/scholar?q=%22human+brain+project%22...

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'already'? This has been going since 1989, that's a funny definition of already that you are using!

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