The brain is the least understood organ of the human body, yet arguably our defining feature.  The massive neural networks within our craniums are on such a scale that scientists could not hope to model them without the aid of computers.  With computers, however, they can explore the unknown by modeling neurons as a system made up of simple parts, which follows simple rules.  Our group would study the history of neuroscience and computing, but would focus mostly on how neural networks are created and what this means for neuroscience, as well as biology, artificial intelligence, and computer science.  We would also look at other systems made from simple units that create a cohesive whole (which can be more easily modeled by computers than humans) such as fractals, snowflakes, boids, conway's game of life, and insects such as ants and bees.