Senior neuroscientists have released an open letter to the EC which is critical about the European Human Brain Project (HBP). Critics assert that this project, aimed at attempting to simulate the human brain, has drifted off-course. They are demanding a transparent and independent review. They believe the HBP is “not a well conceived or implemented project”.
Webb, J. (2014). Neuroscientists attack ‘off-course’ human brain project. London: BBC Health News, July 7th 2014.
The European Commission has responded to criticism of the HBP:
Webb, J. (2014). EC ‘confident’ in human brain project. London: BBC Health News, July 18th 2014.
Possibly of interest:
Choudhury, S. Fishman, JR. [and] McGowan, ML. [et al] (2014). Big data, open science and the brain: lessons learned from genomics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, May 16th 2014, 8, 239. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Webb, J. (2014). Stand-off in brain project debate. London: BBC Health News, July 16th 2014.