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The BRAIN Initiative: developing technology to catalyse neuroscience discovery

Jorgenson, Lyric A. and Newsom, William T. and Anderson, David J. and Bargmann, Cornelia I. and Brown, Emery N. and Deisseroth, Karl and Donoghue, John P. and Hudson, Kathy L. and Ling, Geoffrey S. F. and MacLeish, Peter R. and Marder, Eve and Normann, Richard A. and Sanes, Joshua R. and Schnitzer, Mark J. and Sejnowski, Terrence J. and Tank, David W. and Tsien, Roger Y. and Ugurbil, Kamil and Wingfield, John C. (2015) The BRAIN Initiative: developing technology to catalyse neuroscience discovery. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 370 (1668). Art. No. 20140164. ISSN 0962-8436. PMCID PMC4387507. doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0164.

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The evolution of the field of neuroscience has been propelled by the advent of novel technological capabilities, and the pace at which these capabilities are being developed has accelerated dramatically in the past decade. Capitalizing on this momentum, the United States launched the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative to develop and apply new tools and technologies for revolutionizing our understanding of the brain. In this article, we review the scientific vision for this initiative set forth by the National Institutes of Health and discuss its implications for the future of neuroscience research. Particular emphasis is given to its potential impact on the mapping and study of neural circuits, and how this knowledge will transform our understanding of the complexity of the human brain and its diverse array of behaviours, perceptions, thoughts and emotions.

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Additional Information:© 2015 The Authors. Published by the Royal Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited. Accepted: 23 December 2014. Published 30 March 2015. The authors thank the National Institutes of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for supporting the publication of this article.
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Official Citation:The BRAIN Initiative: developing technology to catalyse neuroscience discovery Lyric A. Jorgenson, William T. Newsome, David J. Anderson, Cornelia I. Bargmann, Emery N. Brown, Karl Deisseroth, John P. Donoghue, Kathy L. Hudson, Geoffrey S. F. Ling, Peter R. MacLeish, Eve Marder, Richard A. Normann, Joshua R. Sanes, Mark J. Schnitzer, Terrence J. Sejnowski, David W. Tank, Roger Y. Tsien, Kamil Ugurbil, John C. Wingfield Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 2015 370 20140164; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0164. Published 30 March 2015
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