Apologies for being late with the SpecNeuro email – it has been a long week. We’ll have a meeting tomorrow (Thursday, 8/8) at 5:30 PM in the Brochstein Pavilion. Our article will be one I recently came across an article in the Atlantic that discusses the Human Brain Project and how it has progressed since the EU put 1 billion euros into it; this was an attempt to simulate the brain from the basest components under the belief that more complex behavior would naturally emerge. The results of the project have been… less than stellar. Another publication goes into more scientific detail here. The project raised a bunch of controversy in the field, and makes a good case study on what makes good neuroscience and the different answers to that question.
I’ll see you all tomorrow,
– Jon Flynn, Ph.D.