Transformative Advances


Transformative Advances


Since its launch in 2013, numerous exciting developments in neurotechnology and our understanding of the brain have been made by scientists across the United States and globe.

Video: The BRAIN Initiative – The First Five Years

The BRAIN Initiative has grown over the past 5 years. It will continue to build upon the public-private partnerships, revolutionary technology development, and new knowledge that have emerged, so that we can continue to map the future of brain health.

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BRAIN Investment Pays Off

Five years since its inception, the U.S. BRAIN Initiative has given scientists new tools to watch the brain as it learns, to map its myriad connections, and to repair circuitry gone awry.

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The BRAIN Initiative: Three Years at the Frontiers of Neuroscience

A group of scientists and funders reflect on what the BRAIN Initiative has already achieved and how it is evolving

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Melding Mind And Machine

BRAIN researchers advance the brain-machine interface: a neuroprosthetic device composed of micro-electrodes implanted in the brain, and the computer algorithm that translates those “thoughts” into movement.

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Making The Connection

Developing wiring diagrams ranging in scale from the individual synapse to the whole brain is a high priority for the BRAIN Initiative a research effort to catalyze and speed advances in neuroscience by deploying cutting-edge computer science, physics, biology, and chemistry to develop transformative new tools.

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