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Neuroscience dream team sets stage for brain research

Goals include creating structural maps of the brain, linking neuron activity to human behaviour

President Barack Obama speaking about the Brain Initiative at the White House in April last year. Participants often compare their mission to the Human Genome Project, the massive, federally funded collaboration that mapped the order of organic compounds in human DNA.


THE motley group included men and women, old and young, in sweatshirts and three-piece suits, shod in socks and sandals, wingtips and heels. They were a kind of neuroscience dream team, more than 100 scientists gathered in a Bethesda, Maryland hotel not to talk about their...

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