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CCN talk on August 25, 2014

Brain PosterWilliam Newsome

Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

What's the deal with the Obama BRAIN Initiative?

Time: 5:00-6:00

Location: Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium


In April 2013, President Obama announced a grand challenge - the BRAIN Initiative - for US scientists to unlock the mysteries of the human brain. Dr. William Newsome, co-chair of the BRAIN planning committee appointed by NIH Director Francis Collins, will describe the project: what it is, why it is important, and how it can be achieved. The committee's report is now available on-line at the NIH BRAIN website: http://nih.gov/science/brain/2025.index.htm