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The Human Brain Project Has Officially Started

(EPFL, October 07, 2013)

The Human Brain Project, co-funded by the EU, with an estimated budget of €1.2 billion will be hosted in Switzerland. More than 130 research institutions will collaborate from all over Europe with hundreds of scientists from a multitude of fields. Ultimately, the objective of the project is to develop methods that will dive into a extensive analysis on how the human brain functions, which in turn, will help fuel new medical and information technology breakthroughs. The scientists involved in the Human Brain Project have two and a half years to finalize their research platforms with infrastructures, tools and methods needed to meet their objectives. Nine months after its selection as a EU Flagship, the project is officially under way.

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