I am Alex Cope, and I am a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield. I currently am working on the Brains on Board project.My job (using the ten hundred most used words (thousand is not one of them))
In my job I try to work out how the brain does things. I do this by making a part of the brain on a computer and looking at what it does. If it does not do what the brain does then I have done something wrong and need to start again. If it does do what the brain does then I can make a bit more of the brain on the computer and try that. Eventually I hope to have a whole brain on the computer. I spend a lot of time sad as the part of the brain on the computer does not do what the brain does. :-(
I also make things that help me to make parts of the brain on the computer, but that is a story for another day.