The Human Brain Project-Synergy between neuroscience, computing, informatics, and brain-inspired technologies

Katrin Amunts, Alois C Knoll, Thomas Lippert, Cyriel M A Pennartz, Philippe Ryvlin, Alain Destexhe, Viktor K Jirsa, Egidio D'Angelo, Jan G Bjaalie

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Abstract

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a European flagship project with a 10-year horizon aiming to understand the human brain and to translate neuroscience knowledge into medicine and technology. To achieve such aims, the HBP explores the multilevel complexity of the brain in space and time; transfers the acquired knowledge to brain-derived applications in health, computing, and technology; and provides shared and open computing tools and data through the HBP European brain research infrastructure. We discuss how the HBP creates a transdisciplinary community of researchers united by the quest to understand the brain, with fascinating perspectives on societal benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e3000344
JournalPLoS Biology
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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Amunts, K., Knoll, A. C., Lippert, T., Pennartz, C. M. A., Ryvlin, P., Destexhe, A., Jirsa, V. K., D'Angelo, E., & Bjaalie, J. G. (2019). The Human Brain Project-Synergy between neuroscience, computing, informatics, and brain-inspired technologies. PLoS Biology, 17(7), e3000344. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000344