Stanford bioengineers have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing. For all their sophistication, computers pale in comparison to the brain. The modest cortex of the mouse, for instance, operates 9,000 times faster than a personal computer simulation of its functions.
Your brain's ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information 'highway', suggests new UCL-led research.
No computer works as efficiently as the human brain – so much so that building an artificial brain is the goal of many scientists.
Samsung is reportedly spending R&D money on developings ways to control a phone by the human brain.
The US government has launched a long-running research project aimed at mapping the human brain.
Google researchers have built a neural network comprised of 16,000 computer processors in an effort to simulate the human brain.