When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

29 April 2007

IBM Almaden builds a virtual mouse brain

US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.

The scientists ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.

In other smaller simulations the researchers say they have seen characteristics of thought patterns observed in real mouse brains.
BBC News/Technology: Mouse brain simulated on computer

The computer hasn't yet been built that can simulate even half a cat's brain. Why, the bathing subroutines alone would require the invention of a new form of mathematics... call it "furry logic," perhaps.

Of course, here at Enrevanche House, as opposed to modelling cats on computers, we've had cats modelling on computers for years now.

Mister Gato prefers HP products
Cat and mouse

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