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Henry Markram, Director of the Human Brain Project

AC Grayling speaks to Henry Markram, who is building a super computer which will virtually replicate the human brain.

Henry Markram has received the biggest personal grant in the history of science. He has a billion euros to build a super computer which will replicate the human brain. Within ten years, the Human Brain Project expects to have recreated every neuron of the brain so that existing brain research can be brought together in one model.

Professor Markram tells AC Grayling and an audience at Wellcome Collection in London how the virtual brain will reveal the mental experience of illness and will revolutionise the treatment of neurological disorders.

(Picture: Henry Markram. Credit: Wellcome Library, London)

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Henry Markram

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