Research – Blue Brain’s data-driven approach

The aim of Blue Brain is to establish simulation neuroscience as a complementary approach alongside experimental, theoretical and clinical neuroscience to understanding the brain by building the world’s first biologically detailed digital reconstructions and simulations of the mouse brain.

In pursuit of our goal, we have a data-driven modeling process with five main stages and many elements feeding in. These inter-disciplinary stages begin with the gathering and organizing of data through to the refinement of the models and experiments.


Blue Brain’s team science approach with scientists working alongside engineers, mathematicians and HPC experts supported by BBP’s architecture of software, tools and visualization abilities pertains to a vast range of in silico (simulation) predictions made with unique in silico experiments which would be infeasible or impossible in vitro or in vivo.
Read more about our research process below.