The world’s largest working brain model helps show how brains break, and how we can fix them. The brain is an amazing and complex thing, according to Waterloo professor Chris Eliasmith. He should know. He’s building one.
A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain. It can help scientists understand how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behaviour exhibited by animals, including humans.
This Winter 2013 term, the Department of Philosophy offers undergraduates across campus a special topics course on Science in Society (Philosophy 271). Taught by Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, Dr. Heather Douglas, the course gives students from all backgrounds the opportunity to examine the powerful role of science and scientists in society today.