Great Matter: The Future of the Brain

Digital processing capabilities have reached such a high level that scientists at the Hebrew University’s Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences were finally able to build a mathematically accurate model of a mouse’s brain. What does that suggest about the future of the human brain? What will the future look like if we could treat cerebral disorders and operate machines using nothing but our minds? Prof. Idan Segev takes a moment to explain.

Prof. Idan Segev

Prof. Idan Segev

Professor of Computational Neuroscience
The Department of Neurobiology and the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Professor Idan Segev, head of the Department of Neurobiology and member of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, is an internationally renowned neuroscientist. He is part of the Blue Brain Project and is the Israeli representative of the EU-Flagship “Human Brain Project”. His team builds detailed super-computer models of brain circuits, thereby advancing the understanding of brain-related disease and the development of novel brain-inspired powerful computer technologies.

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