Describes new information resources for neuroscience in general and empirically-based modeling in particular.
The Human Brain Project: neuroinformatics tools for integrating, searching and modeling multidisciplinary neuroscience data
|Title||The Human Brain Project: neuroinformatics tools for integrating, searching and modeling multidisciplinary neuroscience data|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Shepherd, Gordon M., Mirsky Jason S., Healy Matthew D., Singer Michael S., Skoufos Emmanouil, Hines Michael S., Nadkarni Prakash M., and Miller Perry L.|
|Journal||Trends in neurosciences|
|Keywords||neuroinformatics; human brain project; information databases; database integration; modelling|
What is neuroinformatics? What is the Human Brain Project? Why should you care? Supported by a consortium of US funding agencies, the Human Brain Project aims to bring to the analysis of brain function the same advantages of Internet-accessible databases and database tools that have been crucial to the development of molecular biology and the Human Genome Project. The much greater complexity of neural data, however, makes this a far more challenging task. As a pilot project in this new initiative, we review some of the progress that has been made and indicate some of the problems, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.