BRAIN initiative: Translating brain research into valuable neurotechnologies (and vice versa)

neurotechnologyNeu­rotech­nol­o­gy: A Look Back at Pres­i­dent Obama’s BRAIN Ini­tia­tive (PLOS Blogs):

In 2012, my for­mer research men­tor and prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor Rafael Yuste pub­lished a paper with his col­leagues propos­ing the Brain Activ­i­ty Map (BAM) Project. Lit­tle did we know that this project would be tak­en up by the Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion in 2013 and trans­formed into the Brain Research Advanc­ing through Inno­v­a­tive Neu­rotech­nolo­gies (BRAIN) Initiative…As an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent in the lab, I recall news­cast­ers from near­ly every net­work com­ing in every­day to inter­view Pro­fes­sor Yuste. See­ing all this excite­ment about neu­ro­science at an ear­ly stage in my career inspired me to move for­ward in this field…In this post, I will dis­cuss two meth­ods spon­sored by the BRAIN Ini­tia­tive that have shaped the way we study the brain. These meth­ods are opto­ge­net­ics and super res­o­lu­tion microscopy…Ultimately, as our tool­box grows, our oppor­tu­ni­ties in sci­ence grow as well.”

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