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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:34 AM

 

Obama Expected To Launch Massive Study Of The Human Brain

President Obama is planning to back an exhaustive study of the human brain that could help researchers gain insight into everything from Alzheimer’s to mental illness to artificial intelligence, the New York Times reports:

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 could be unveiled as soon as March and is expected to cost billions of dollars, the Times says.

It differs significantly from the Human Brain Project, the $1.3 billion brain research project Europe unveiled recently. The European project involves simulating the human brain; the Obama proposal focuses on mapping brain activity.

Link: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-02/obama-expected-launch-massive-study-human-brain

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Response to JaneyVee (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:44 AM

1. Question is, which human brain?

If he chose a random repug congresscritter as the subject of this study, it could be completed before Easter recess.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:07 AM

2. Good point. Map Neil Degrasse Tyson's brain, NOT Ted Cruz.

 

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:06 PM

3. K & R. This has a LOT of potential. Thank you for posting it. n/t

 

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