Frankenstein scientists working on a international open science project called OpenWorm have successfully mapped the 302 neuron connections which makes up the small brain of a 1mm length roundworm, which is called a Caenorhabditis elegans. The 302 neurons were then digitised in the form of software.
Why did the Frankenstein scientists choose microscopic worm elegans? Well, apart from it having the simplest brains of any organism, with only 302 neurons, it turns out that elegans is also biologically very similar to a human being. What is more, another coven of Frankenstein scientists at The University of Nottingham believe that elegans, could help us understand how humans will be able to cope with the long-durations in space, when to eventually explore the far distant stars.
Perhaps the Frankenstein scientists will at some point, in the not so distant future, be able to digitise a human brain; although humans have approximately 60 trillion…
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