Allen L. Barker wrote:
>>> Growing a Brain in Switzerland
>http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,466789,00.html> By Manfred Dworschak
> February 16, 2007
>> A network of artificial nerves is growing in a Swiss supercomputer
> -- meant to simulate a natural brain, cell-for-cell. The researchers
> at work on "Blue Brain" promise new insights into the sources of
> human consciousness.
This is related, I think:
Lecture 2 of 12 of IBM Research's Almaden Institute Conference on
Cognitive Computing. Markram discusses microcolumns in the brain, and
shows several video animations of computer models of neurons
communicating in a microcolumn. His model includes 10,000 neurons, which
is a *very* large number of neurons to model.