Bengaluru: Leena R, an M.Tech student from BMS College of Engineering Bengaluru has surveyed on ‘Blue Brain’ which is the first attempt at reverse-engineering of a human brain. The functioning of the brain can be simulated on to a machine thus helping in understanding how human beings process feelings, thoughts and give us more profound knowledge into the decision-making power of the human brain.
The concept of ‘Blue Brain’ came into inception by Henry Markram in 2005. He is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Swiss Fed for designing individual neurons and networks of neurons. His main idea was to reconstruct the human brain as a computer model. If the Blue Brain Project is successful, knowledge can be preserved even after the person’s death.
Human brains are studied through Nanobots which are designed in such a way that it can travel through central nervous system. These bots capture all the biological, neurological data from human system and the information can then be processed through super computer which have large storage and processing capabilities.
The simulation software used by blue brain project is called NEURON which was developed by Michael Hines and John Moore in 1990's. The software which is used to collect data from Nanobots is Blue Brain Project Software Development Kit (BBP-SDK) and the neural simulations are then visualized by RT Neuron application and OpenGL.
Says Leena about the uses of this survey, “It is claimed by the researchers on their website that the project will be launched by 2023. If this concept is launched, it will be useful for providing medications of various neurological disorders like mental imbalance, Asperger disorder, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, bipolar turmoil, ceaseless ailments, dementia, epilepsy, and so on by simulating the disease and its treatment. Mental conditions like depression, anxiety, mental retardation, stress, brain malfunction, hallucination, and other such psychological or even hereditary disorders could also be