Trailblazing the Human Brain
The Brain Activity Map project will cost about $3 billion. But we might benefit twenty times more! Anthony shows us where the future of brain science is headed.
"Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain" http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/science/project-seeks-to-build-map-of-human-brain.html?_r=0 "The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project did for genetics." "The Brain Activity Map Project and the Challenge of Functional Connectomics" http://arep.med.harvard.edu/pdf/Alivisatos_BAM_12.pdf "The function of neural circuits is an emergent property that arises from the coordinated activity of large numbers of neurons. To capture this, we propose launching a large-scale, international public effort, the Brain Activity Map Project, aimed at reconstructing the full record of neural activity across complete neural circuits." "OBAMA'S BRAIN" http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/02/obamas-brain.html "What will Obama's proposed investment in neuroscience look like? Few details have been announced." Brain Mind Institute: http://bmi.epfl.ch The Blue Brain Project: http://bluebrain.epfl.ch/ "Are you maximizing your DNA potential?" http://www.themakingsofme.com Image Credit: ? John Lund/Blend Images/Corbis
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