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Neuroscience/Scope of understanding the brain in the future


With today's level of understanding of what is known about how the human brain works, in comparison with what is not known, currently how far along an imaginary scale - from 0% understanding to 100% understanding - are scientists now?

Also, when or if full understanding of the brain's structures and functions are achieved, is there any reason that somebody's functioning brain could not be modeled and set to run as a complex piece of computer software, provided the computing power were available?

Hello, Simon.
I quite often get similar questions and let myself give you the text from my earlier letter:
"Morfofunctional features of a brain at the present stage of researches and knowledge in area neuroscience are studied full enough of what you can be convinced having familiarised with the extensive literature on studying of anatomy and morphology of nervous system. Percentage comes to 70-80 %
At the same time if we speak about a problem of studying of interaction of a brain with environment its functional mechanisms of reception and processing of information stimulus, functional communications, influence of ecological factors, influences of population and evolutionary processes, that can be assumed that the science is only in the beginning of a way of knowledge. Development of new technologies gives a new impulse for studying in new foreshortenings, therefore in the listed aspects I named figure 3-5 of %...."

What about the second part of your question, undouptedly there are attempts to model some brain functions and sometimes these attempts are quite successfully (neuromodeling, neurointerface, neurofeedback etc.). When it comes to creation of the whole complex model, it seems to me as possible as to recreate Da Vinchi`s works. The original will always be different from the most perfect copy.
However as far as I see it, the creating of such a model is a question of 15-50 years.

Best regards,
Dr. Alexander Moskvin, MD, PhD,
Infoecology Institute  


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