Unified Computational Model of Human Brain - Introduction

Unified Computational Model of Human Brain

The subject Brain Informatics is a new inter-disciplinary field, with informatics for the better understanding of human brain. This informatics studies the structure, algorithms, behavior, and interactions of natural and artificial systems that store, process, access and communicate the information. Brain Informatics promises to give an in-depth understanding of the human brain at a holistic level; leading to a long term global vision.

This project aims at creating a unified computational model of the human brain. The proposed model will be unified in the sense, that is, it will be one single model for the five (5) primary human senses, which are vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The current research in the human brain is based on a structure-to-function pattern. In other words, a specific structural component of the human brain is considered usually at cellular/microscopic level. The functions that are performed by a particular structural component are then figured out. This project, however, takes a function-to-structure approach. It means that we take certain functions of the human brain from the five (5) primary senses, to begin with. The complete structure and functions of human brain will be studied and analyzed and then a uniform and computational model for the human brain will be proposed.

This model will help the students and medical professionals in studying human brain and treating brain related diseases.