Full Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8164060.stm
Seems to call into question: How many body parts can we replace until our 'self' is someone/thing else? Perhaps the 'soul' adapts to an altered body?
A detailed, functional artificial human brain can be built within the next 10 years, a leading scientist has claimed.
Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, has already simulated elements of a rat brain.
He told the TED Global conference in Oxford that a synthetic human brain would be of particular use finding treatments for mental illnesses.
Around two billion people are thought to suffer some kind of brain impairment, he said.
"It is not impossible to build a human brain and we can do it in 10 years," he said.
"And if we do succeed, we will send a hologram to TED to talk."