In DepthNeuroscience

BRAIN project meets physics

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Science  30 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6187, pp. 954-955
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6187.954

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Neuroscientists were over the moon in April 2013 when President Barack Obama announced a bold new initiative to study the human brain in action. But in their heady excitement, some researchers may have forgotten to check the math in their first proposals, physicists say. This week, a group of physicists, engineers, and neuroscientists are meeting in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss which ideas are likely to succeed and which may fall flat.