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We're emulating the brain —in silicon

Welcome to Brains in Silicon. Learn about the lab, get to know the brains that work here, and find out about new projects that you could join.

We have crafted two complementary objectives: To use existing knowledge of brain function in designing an affordable supercomputer—one that can itself serve as a tool to investigate brain function—feeding back and contributing to a fundamental, biological understanding of how the brain works.

We model brains using an approach far more efficient than software simulation: We emulate the flow of ions directly with the flow of electrons—don't worry, on the outside it looks just like software.

Welcome and enjoy your time here!

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