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Anchor Lead: An international team of scientists and engineers are developing new software aimed at mimicking an individual person’s brain.
Randy Atkins: By feeding electrical readings and M-R-I images of a brain into the software platform, Randy McIntosh at the University of Toronto, says its activity can be simulated on a computer.
Randy McIntosh: In doing so, you can actually understand the dynamics of that person’s brain, how it’s working, and then potentially also actually use the virtual brain as sort of a virtual therapy.
Randy Atkins: Surgical strategies to treat epilepsy, for example, might be tried on a computer before the actual brain and…
Randy McIntosh: …in stroke it might be the case that you can use it as a prognosis, and then predict how that person might recover or not.
Randy Atkins: The software is open source, and McIntosh is encouraging researchers to add to it based upon new discoveries. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.