Henry Markram’s TED talk shows how high-performance computing (including many excellent visualizations) are being used to understand the human brain.

Henry Markram says the mysteries of the mind can be solved – soon. Mental illness, memory, perception: they’re made of neurons and electric signals, and he plans to find them with a supercomputer that models all the brain’s 100,000,000,000,000 synapses.

Link via datavisualization.ch.