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Scot to take lead role in Human Brain Project

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The 10-year study aims to pull together existing knowledge about the human brain and to reconstruct it, piece by piece, in supercomputer-based models and simulations. Professor Grant, who will oversee over 20 of the UK scientific institutions among the 80 international bodies taking part in the project, said: 'We will be deciphering the molecular structure of the human brain and mapping the circuits of nerve cells.' The ultimate goal is to allow neuroscientists to connect the dots leading from genes, molecules and cells to human cognition and behaviour. 'The brain is both the most exquisitely beautiful and efficient machine and the most frustratingly difficult to understand. Only a multi-dimensional approach can hope to render its complexity accessible to therapy and imitation.'

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