Obama Talks Neuroscience

Neurons Traced by Daniel Berger of Seung Lab.

Neurons Traced by Daniel Berger of Seung Lab.

The project, which could ultimately cost billions of dollars, is expected to be part of the president’s budget proposal next month. And, four scientists and representatives of research institutions said they had participated in planning for what is being called the Brain Activity Map project.

Last week I wrote a post called Obama Talks Science to comment on the New Frontier of neuroscience as mentioned in the State of the Union address. Today, the New York Times published an article by John Markoff which is a good follow-up in explaining the scope of the project. The research will include a myriad of studies from psychologists, neuroscientists, to nanoscientists.

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