Human Brain Emulated - New Computer Architecture

MrAlex - December 4, 2009 09:40AM in General News

Researchers at Luleå University of Technology have created a new computer architecture that copies some of the human brains functions. This is a great step forward and due to the new development the research group has doubled in size. This new architecture contains three senses, although one is a combination of the first two. The first part is what we know as seeing – the part of the brain that deals with visual information and ‘models’ it – and the second part which we know as hearing – the part of the brain that constructs the sound so we can hear – while the third part is a fusion of both. The university has also stated that they’ve already began developing the nervous system.  This is a great step for the computer industry on a whole and many things can come of this – such as creating more complex computers and in turn more complex applications. “We have developed a model of how the various sources of information that complement each other, can get a better idea of what is happening. Better to the extent that we may see more than what the different parts look,” says Tamas Jantvik researcher at Luleå University of Technology.