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The NIH BRAIN Initiative

Science  10 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6133, pp. 687-688
DOI: 10.1126/science.1239276

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On 2 April 2013, President Barack Obama announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. In front of some 200 scientists in the East Room of the White House, the President declared, “…there is this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked, and the BRAIN Initiative will change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember. And that knowledge could be—will be—transformative” (1).