The Copenhagen Initiative:
Developing a theory on how brains work
Developing a theory on how brains woroscience does not have, as physics does, a standard model that serves as a conceptual structure in which gaps of knowledge and inconsistencies can be isolated and serve as impetus for experiments, technological improvements or elaborate calculations. The purpose of this project is to produce embryos of brain theories that could develop into a “standard model of the functions of the mammalian brain”. As our current experimental knowledge of mechanisms of brain dynamics is sparse, the project will try to identify the gaps and bridge them by plausible hypotheses. The idea is that this exercise identifies crucial questions for brain science and produce hypotheses, of which some might be testable experimentally.
Supported by the Lundbeck Foundation.