We are the computational neuroscientists behind the world's largest functional brain model
We're the researchers in the Computational Neuroscience Research Group (http://ctnsrv.uwaterloo.ca/cnrglab/) at the University of Waterloo who have been working with Dr. Chris Eliasmith to develop SPAUN, the world's largest functional brain model, recently published in Science (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6111/1202). We're here to take any questions you might have about our model, how it works, or neuroscience in general.
Here's a picture of us for comparison with the one on our labsite for proof: http://imgur.com/mEMue
edit: Also! Here is a link to the neural simulation software we've developed and used to build SPAUN and the rest of our spiking neuron models: [http://nengo.ca/] It's open source, so please feel free to download it and check out the tutorials / ask us any questions you have about it as well!
edit 2: For anyone in the Kitchener Waterloo area who is interested in touring the lab, we have scheduled a general tour/talk for Spaun at Noon on Thursday December 6th at PAS 2464
edit 3: http://imgur.com/TUo0x Thank you everyone for your questions)! We've been at it for 9 1/2 hours now, we're going to take a break for a bit! We're still going to keep answering questions, and hopefully we'll get to them all, but the rate of response is going to drop from here on out! Thanks again! We had a great time!
edit 4: we've put together an FAQ for those interested, if we didn't get around to your question check here! http://bit.ly/Yx3PyI