Future Neuroscience

Achieve a unified, multi-level understanding of the human brain that integrates data and knowledge about the healthy and diseased brain across all levels of biological organisation, from genes to behaviour; establish in silico experimentation as a foundational methodology for understanding the brain.

Future Computing

Develop novel neuromorphic and neurorobotic technologies based on the brain's circuitry and computing principles; develop supercomputing technologies for brain simulation, robot and autonomous systems control and other data intensive applications.

Future Medicine

Develop an objective, biologically grounded map of neurological and psychiatric diseases based on multilevel clinical data; use the map to classify and diagnose brain diseases and to configure models of these diseases; use in silico experimentation to understand the causes of brain diseases and develop new drugs and other treatments; establish personalised medicine for neurology and psychiatry.

What People are Saying

  • Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. This is our opportunity.

    Prof. Karlheinz Meier, University of Heidelberg,
    Co-leader of the Neuromorphic Computing Subproject

  • A key goal of the Human Brain Project is to construct realistic simulations of the human brain – this will require molecular and cellular information and from that we will be able to model and understand biological and medical processes. In addition, we will be able to use that information to design and implement new kinds of computers and robotics.

    Prof. Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh,
    Co-leader of the Strategic Mouse Brain data subproject

  • The Human Brain is the most complex system that we know of. We would like to develop some kind of ‘google' brain where we can zoom in and out, see it from different perspectives and understand how brain structure and function is related. The ultimate aim of the Human Brain Project is to understand the human brain. This is only possible when we understand the structural organization of the human brain.

    Prof. Katrin Amunts, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine,
    Forschungszentrum Jülich

  • The Human Brain Project will become a major driver of ICT in Europe.

    Prof. Thomas Lippert, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre,
    leader of the High Peformance Computing subproject