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Resource List:  Ongoing Attempts to Build a Brain, 2007
In light of the recent withdrawal by DARPA (American Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) from the business of building brains in silico, we at VWN thought we would catalogue just who is, and who is no-longer attempting to build a brain this year.

Locally Hosted resource No: Military scraps research to engineer a brain

DARPA, the American Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, has quietly, and without fanfare, dropped its efforts to build an artificial human brain.

Locally Hosted resource Yes: Blue Brain Project

The Ecole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switzerland, and International Business Machines (IBM)'s joint attempt to build a brain out of chips continues unabated.

Locally Hosted resource Yes: Stanford University, Building the Cortex in Silicon

An ambitious project to model the cerebral cortex in silicon is under way at Stanford. The man-made brain could help scientists understand how the most recently evolved part of our brain performs its complex computational feats, allowing us to understand language, recognise faces, and schedule the day. It could also lead to new neural prosthetics.

Locally Hosted resource yes: Manchester UK's 'Brain Box'

Scientists at The University of Manchester are building a new type of computer which mimics the complex interactions within the human brain. The aim is to build a computer which mimics how nerve cells in the brain interact in a bid to engineer more 'fault tolerant' electronics.

Linked resource Yes: CCortex Autonomous Cognitive Models of the brain as neural net software

Ad are attempting to recreate tyhe brain as a neural network in software, and linux hardware. They are building the CCortex Model, a bio-realistic neural network simulation of the human cortex and peripheral systems.

Linked resource Yes: NEURON

NEURON is a simulation environment for modeling individual neurons and networks of neurons.