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Mapping the Human Brain

The New York Times reports this morning that the Obama admiration will announce a plan latter today for the investment of $100 million starting in 2014 focused on research to understand how the human brain functions. “Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain”

The plan is to develop new technology that will enable scientists to map and understand the complex circuits that comprise the human brain.  According to the Times story, “The effort will require the development of new tools not yet available to neuroscientists and, eventually, perhaps lead to progress in treating diseases
like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. It will involve both government agencies and private institutions”.

The plan has been named the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or Brain for short. Government agencies to be involved in the project are: the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation.



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