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Can a virtual brain replace lab rats?
Date:2/14/2014

"We showed that errors made in reaching behaviour seen in people with those disorders correspond to the errors made by our brain model when neurons in the affected brain regions are damaged," he said.

Spaun can see, remember, think and write using a mechanical arm. Most importantly, this virtual brain which mimics the neuron firing patterns seen in the human brain allows the researchers to study and understand how damage to individual cells affects the behaviour of the whole brain in different neurological diseases.


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Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo
Source:Eurekalert

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