BRAIN Initiative

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative was announced on April 2, 2013 as part of President Obama’s focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

The initiative’s goal is to accelerate the development and application of technologies that will allow researchers to produce vibrant pictures of the brain that show how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact. This picture will fill the major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unparalleled opportunities for researching exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store, and retrieve massive quantities of information.

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