Can a thinking, remembering, decision-making, biologically accurate brain be built from a supercomputer?

March 04, 2008

Each of [Blue Brain's] microchips has been programmed to act just like a real neuron in a real brain. The behavior of the computer replicates, with shocking precision, the cellular events unfolding inside a mind.

[...]

Like a real brain, the behavior of Blue Brain naturally emerges from its molecular parts.

[...]

Consciousness is a binary code; the self is a loop of electricity. A ghost will emerge from the machine once the machine is built right.

A fascinating read.

You should follow me on Twitter here