There is a global race underway to pull off a neuroscience feat that is comparable to decoding the human genome— it's the creation of a virtual human brain. Leading the race is Baycrest with our scientific collaborators from around the world.
For more information, please contact Tanya Brown, Program Manager of The Virtual Brain
- The Centre is leading the development of the world’s first integrated computer model of a fully functioning human brain, the virtual brain.
- Derived from massive amounts of imaging data from hundreds of thousands of healthy humans across the globe.
- 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
- The model can be used to test experimental brain therapies on a computer before being tested in animals and humans.