The Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University)www.stanford.edu
Brains in Silicon Lab (Boahen Lab),
Department of Bioengineering,
The Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford University)
The Brains in Silicon Lab at Stanford University is led by Kwabena Boahen, professor of Bioengineering. The lab primarily focuses on building custom chips for modeling large-scale neural architectures ("Neuromorphic" computer architectures). Neurogrid, the lab's most recent custom system, gives the user the supercomputer-like ability to simulate 1 million neurons in real time. In addition to using Neuromorphics to gain a better understanding of the brain, the lab is also interested in the practical applications of these devices, including implementing robotic controllers and neural decoders for brain-machine interfaces.