Creating the world’s first virtual brain

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Baycrest scientists, along with collaborators from 10 sites and three continents, are leading the development of the world’s first Virtual Brain: an integrated computer model of a fully functioning human brain. The Virtual Brain simulates how the brain is functioning under various normal conditions, how it changes with the aging process and how it responds to damage from trauma or disease.

In the future, the Virtual Brain model can be used to test experimental brain therapies on a computer before being tested on humans.


Visit The Virtual Brain website or follow @TheVirtualBrain on Twitter to find out more about its progress.
Thank you to Dr. Max & Gianna Glassman for their support as Founding Sponsors of The Virtual Brain.

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