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SEMINAR REPORT

ON

BLUE-BRAIN

Submitted By PREJITH S. Roll No: 73 S7 AE&I

Department of Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE KOZHIKODE-673 005

December 2010

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The elation and gratification of this seminar will be incomplete without mentioning all the people who helped me to make it possible, whose gratitude and encouragement were invaluable to me. Firstly, I would like to thank GOD, almighty, our supreme guide, for bestowing his blessings upon me in my entire endeavour. I express my sincere gratitude to Dr.C.Sathish Kumar, Head of Department for his support and guidance. I also like to thank Mrs.Sangeetha (Asst Professor), Mrs.G.Sreelatha (Sr.lecturer), Mrs.Shanthini K.S. (lecturer) and Mrs.Agnes Jacob (lecturer) for their valuable words of advice. I am also thankful to all the other lecturers in our department and students of my class for their support and suggestions.

PREJITH S.

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ABSTRACT

Today scientists are in research to create an artificial brain that can think, respond, take decision, and keep anything in memory. The main aim is to upload human brain into machine. So that man can think, take decision without any effort. After the death of the body, the virtual brain will act as the man. So, even after the death of a person we will not loose the knowledge, intelligence, personalities, feelings and memories of that man, that can be used for the development of the human society. Technology is growing faster than every thing. IBM is now in research to create a virtual brain, called “Blue brain”. If possible, this would be the first virtual brain of the world. IBM, in partnership with scientists at Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne’s (EPFL) Brain and Mind Institute will begin simulating the brain’s biological systems and output the data as a working 3-dimensional model that will recreate the high-speed electro-chemical interactions that take place within the brain’s interior. These include cognitive functions such as language, learning, perception and memory in addition to brain malfunction such as psychiatric disorders like depression and autism. From there, the modeling will expand to other regions of the brain and, if successful, shed light on the relationships between genetic, molecular and cognitive functions of the brain.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments Abstract List of Figures CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Blue Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 What is Virtual Brain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Why we need Virtual Brain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4 How it is possible? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 2. WORKING OF NATURAL BRAIN 2.1 Getting to know more about Human Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1.1 Sensory Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1.2 Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1.3 Motor Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2 How we see, hear, feel, & smell? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2.1 Nose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2.2 Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2.3 Tongue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.2.4 Ear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 3. BRAIN SIMULATION CHAPTER 4. HOW THE BLUE BRAIN PROJECT WILL WORK? 4.1 Goals & Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2 Architecture of Blue Gene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3 Modelling the Microcircuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.4 Simulating the Microcircuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 Interpreting the Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6 Data Manipulation Cascade . . . ....
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