The most complete brain map ever is here: A fly’s “connectome“

 
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25 January 2020 08:49
 

It took 12 years and at least $40 million to chart a region about 250µm across.”

 
 
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bbearren - 25 January 2020 08:49 AM

It took 12 years and at least $40 million to chart a region about 250µm across.”

That’s inexpensive if you consider that what can be learned about brains is secondary to what can be learned about computing. What may emerge from simulations is not usually obvious from the cost, and that’s mainly because, as tautological as it sounds, the result is not available until the simulation is completed. That it completes at all is another issue that interests people who can get beyond the cost and the size of the region. I think the arstechnica audience is assumed to be hip to simulation and maybe even about graph theory.

 
 
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Traces Elk - 26 January 2020 12:20 AM
bbearren - 25 January 2020 08:49 AM

It took 12 years and at least $40 million to chart a region about 250µm across.”

That’s inexpensive if you consider that what can be learned about brains is secondary to what can be learned about computing.

Perhaps you skimmed over, or misread the article.