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For over 20 years, bright minds and ambitious projects have attempted to emulate the human brain across various scales of organization. Despite impressive efforts to bring in the latest and greatest computing power of massively parallel hardware, success hasn’t yielded practical applications yet.
To get practicality sooner, The Virtual Brain takes a network approach on the largest scale: By manipulating network parameters, in particular the brain’s connectivity, The Virtual Brain simulates its behavior as it is commonly observed in clinical scanners (e.g. EEG, MEG, fMRI).
Though The Virtual Brain incorporates the complex world of neuro-chemistry only to a small degree, it gains a lot by not becoming as complex as the brain itself.
Instead, The Virtual Brain embraces and extends novel concepts from computational, cognitive and clinical neuroscience in order to drastically reduce the model's complexity while still keeping it sufficiently realistic – and delivering the same output as clinical brain-scanners.
See TVB live at SfN 2016!
San Diego, USA
Long Night of Museums
Long Night of Sciences
The Virtual Mouse Brain: a computational neuroinformatics platform to study whole mouse brain dynamics
Individual brain structure and modelling predict seizure propagation
Mapping complementary features of cross-species structural connectivity to construct realistic "Virtual Brains"
Human Brain Mapping, 2017
McGill University has featured TVB Co-Founder and Project Lead, Dr. Randy McIntosh, in a recent article published in The McGill Tribune.
The article was initiated after Dr. McIntosh gave a seminar talk at the [Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)](http://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/neuro-brain-research-patient-care
Since the beginning of 2017, The Virtual Brain software is accessible as a Python App on the collaboration platform of The Human Brain Project (HBP).
Users can interact with the TVB Simulator core version 1.5 (but not our web GUI) directly in HBP Collab through iPython Notebook application.
In the [TVB Collab](https://collab.huma