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The BRAIN Initiative: developing technology to catalyse neuroscience discovery.

  • Author(s): Jorgenson, Lyric A
  • Newsome, William T
  • Anderson, David J
  • Bargmann, Cornelia I
  • Brown, Emery N
  • Deisseroth, Karl
  • Donoghue, John P
  • Hudson, Kathy L
  • Ling, Geoffrey SF
  • MacLeish, Peter R
  • Marder, Eve
  • Normann, Richard A
  • Sanes, Joshua R
  • Schnitzer, Mark J
  • Sejnowski, Terrence J
  • Tank, David W
  • Tsien, Roger Y
  • Ugurbil, Kamil
  • Wingfield, John C
  • et al.
Abstract

The evolution of the field of neuroscience has been propelled by the advent of novel technological capabilities, and the pace at which these capabilities are being developed has accelerated dramatically in the past decade. Capitalizing on this momentum, the United States launched the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative to develop and apply new tools and technologies for revolutionizing our understanding of the brain. In this article, we review the scientific vision for this initiative set forth by the National Institutes of Health and discuss its implications for the future of neuroscience research. Particular emphasis is given to its potential impact on the mapping and study of neural circuits, and how this knowledge will transform our understanding of the complexity of the human brain and its diverse array of behaviours, perceptions, thoughts and emotions.

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