A computer model of neocortex from researcher Dr. Henry Markram.  He is directing the Human Brain Project, which has received 1 billion Euro’s in funding from the EU.  
   Obama recently announced the Brain Activity Map project- a US effort at modeling the human brain.

   These efforts are significant because modeling the human brain will help us understand how the mind works- which will pave the way for predicative neural models and human level artificial intelligence.