Understanding the Human Brain through Integrative Computational Techniques

Maloniai kviečiame į Marja-Leena Linne (Suomija) paskaitą apie EU FP7 projektą The Human Brain Project




Paskaita vyks vasario 9d. 16 val. IF 601a.

Understanding the Human Brain through Integrative Computational Techniques
Marja-Leena Linne
Tampere University of Technology, Department of Signal Processing, Computational Neuroscience Research Group
Tampere, Finland
The brain is our most complex but least understood organ. In order to advance our understanding of the brain, new fields of science have been established. These include neuroinformatics and computational modeling of brain activities from genes up to behavior. Moreover, several large-scale global brain initiatives and projects have recently been launched. Computational tools and methods developed in these projects are becoming increasingly important in facilitating our understanding of the brain in both health and disease.
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a European Commission Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship that aims to achieve a multi-level, integrated understanding of brain structure and function with the help of novel information and communication technology. Information and communication technologies (ICT) for neurosciences, developed by HBP, are expected to enable large-scale collaboration and data sharing, reconstruction of the brain at different biological scales, federated analysis of clinical data to map diseases of the brain, and the development of brain-inspired computing systems. The results of HBP are expected to accelerate progress towards effective diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases and the development of novel robotics and information technology that mimics the human brain. The HBP is led by Professor of Neuroscience Henry Markram from Switzerland and co-directed by Professor of Physics Karlheinz Meier from Germany.
In this talk, I will give an overview of neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience. Moreover, I will describe the goals of large-scale brain initiatives, including the HBP, and discuss their potential impact on the neuroscience and society in general.