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A National Network of Neurotechnology Centers for the BRAIN Initiative

Alivisatos, A. Paul and Chun, Miyoung and Church, George M. and Greenspan, Ralph J. and Roukes, Michael L. and Yuste, Rafael (2015) A National Network of Neurotechnology Centers for the BRAIN Initiative. Neuron, 88 (3). pp. 445-448. ISSN 0896-6273. PMCID PMC5283530.

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We propose the creation of a national network of neurotechnology centers to enhance and accelerate the BRAIN Initiative and optimally leverage the effort and creativity of individual laboratories involved in it. As ‘‘brain observatories,’’ these centers could provide the critical interdisciplinary environment both for realizing ambitious and complex technologies and for providing individual investigators with access to them.

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Alivisatos, A. Paul0000-0001-6895-9048
Greenspan, Ralph J.0000-0002-6787-2845
Roukes, Michael L.0000-0002-2916-6026
Additional Information:© 2015 Elsevier. Available online 16 October 2015. We acknowledge support from the ARO and DARPA (M.L.R., R.Y.), DOE (A.P.A.), Fondation pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement Superieur, Paris (M.L.R.), Mathers Foundation (R.J.G., M.L.R.), NEI (R.Y.), and NHGRI (G.M.C.). We thank Adrienne Fairhall and Sebastian Seung for thoughtful comments. An earlier version of this manuscript was submitted to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy in July 2015.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Fondation pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement SuperieurUNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:connectomics; neural probes; imaging; nanotechnology; big data
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PubMed Central ID:PMC5283530
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Official Citation:A. Paul Alivisatos, Miyoung Chun, George M. Church, Ralph J. Greenspan, Michael L. Roukes, Rafael Yuste, A National Network of Neurotechnology Centers for the BRAIN Initiative, Neuron, Volume 88, Issue 3, 4 November 2015, Pages 445-448, ISSN 0896-6273, (
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