OPPORTUNITIES

New Concepts and Early – Stage Research for Large – Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21)

ISSUED BY: National Institutes of Health

Summary/Description

A central goal of the BRAIN Initiative is to understand how electrical and chemical signals code information in neural circuits and give rise to sensations, thoughts, emotions and actions. While currently available technologies can provide some understanding, they may not be sufficient to accomplish this goal. For example, non-invasive technologies are low resolution and/or provide indirect measures such as blood flow, which are imprecise; invasive technologies can provide information at the level of single neurons producing the fundamental biophysical signals, but they can only be applied to tens or hundreds of neurons, out of a total number in the human brain estimated at 85 billion.

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General Information:

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER:

RFA-EY-16-001

FUNDING MECHANISM:

Grant

DATE POSTED:

December 11, 2015

LAST UPDATED:

December 11, 2015

EXPIRATION DATE:

March 15, 2016