The Brains Behind the Human Brain Project

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One billion Euros to build a virtual human brain? We meet Dr Henry Markram, the director of the Human Brain Project. He has bagged the biggest scientific grant ever awarded. But what exactly will we get for this investment?

Also in the programme, chess boxing - a new hybrid sport in which pugilists pit their brains against each other, before bludgeoning each other's cerebellums with their fists. So how did this bizarre combination come about, and what kind of people go in for it?

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Wed 18 Dec 2013 08:32 GMT
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