Combining human intutition with electronic computing power

Case number:699969-988935
Topic:General
Opened by:Roman History
Status:Closed
Type:Suggestion
Opened on:Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 14:39
Last modified:Monday, November 29, 2010 - 14:20

perhaps the intuition humans use for folding proteins can be defined by a finite set of rules of thumb. If this was the case, human folding of proteins could be reliably simulated by computers and carried out at a much higher speed.

Those rule of thumbs could possibly be discovered by having people thinking aloud while trying to design proteins via foldit and having those thoughts recorded.

(Sat, 11/27/2010 - 14:39  |  2 comments)


Joined: 11/27/2010
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Sorry, when I wrote this suggestion I did not know that improving protein folding software by studying human protein folding was already an essential aim of the foldit project. So you may just ignore my suggestion.

Joined: 08/24/2010
Status: Open » Closed

Marking as *resolved*

ok Roman, marking this issue as resolved.

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