Obama unveils brain science program

Obama unveils brain science program

Initiative would develop tools to measure coordinated neuron activity

By Puneet Kollipara, 17:44 PM April 2, 2013

President Barack Obama has unveiled a long-term neuroscience research initiative that will develop new tools and technologies to study human and animal brains on larger scales than currently possible. Announced April 2, the BRAIN Initiative could ultimately help researchers better understand human behavior and thought and develop new ways to diagnose, treat and cure neurological and psychiatric diseases.

The initiative is slated to begin in October, with $100 million budgeted for the projec...

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