Neuroscientists Object to Europe’s Human Brain Project

July 7, 2014 10:01 PM

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More than 180 neuroscientists have signed an open letter to the European Commission calling on it to reconsider the technical goals and oversight of one of the world’s largest brain-mapping projects, predicting it is likely to fail.

The European Union agreed last year to invest more than one billion Euros in the Human Brain Project (HBP), a 10-year effort involving dozens of research institutions to create a simulation using supercomputers of how the human brain works.

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