This short YouTube video on neurobiotics (called A Simulated Mouse Brain in a Virtual Mouse Body) talks about building a ‘virtual mouse’ by putting a computer model of a mouse brain in a virtual mouse body.  How cool is science?


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Published on Feb 23, 2015

Neurorobotics engineers from the Human Brain Project (HBP) have recently taken the first steps towards building a “virtual mouse” by placing a simplified computer model of the mouse brain into a virtual mouse body. This new kind of tool will be made available to scientists, both HBP and worldwide. Read more:…

Useful Links:

Human Brain Project:
NEST simulator software for spiking neural network models:
Jülich Press Release 2013, Largest neuronalnetwork simulation using NEST :

Open Source Data Sets:
Allen Institute for Brain Science:
Bioinformatics Research Network (BIRN):

The Behaim Globe:
Germanisches National Museum,
Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien,