Blue Brain Project Discovers a Multi-Dimensional Universe in Human Brain
Blue Brain Team Discovers a Multi-Dimensional Universe in Brain Networks.
In a paper published on 12th of June, a team of scientists led by the Blue Brain Project have used a sophisticated type of mathematics in a way that it has never been used before in neuroscience.
The team have uncovered a universe of multi-dimensional geometrical structures and spaces within the networks of the brain.
This research, published in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, has significant implications for our understanding of the brain.
Using mathematics in a novel way in neuroscience, the Blue Brain Project shows that the brain operates on many dimensions, not just the three dimensions that we are accustomed to.
The Blue Brain, a Swiss national brain initiative, aims to create a digital reconstruction of the brain by reverse-engineering mammalian brain circuitry.
The mission of the project, founded in May 2005 by the Brain and Mind Institute of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is to use biologically-detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the mammalian brain (brain simulation) to identify the fundamental principles of brain structure and function in health and disease.