NPR Segment Discusses Brain Activity Map Project.

On its website and on its “All Things Considered” program, NPR (3/31) reported, “During the State of the Union, President Obama said the nation is about to embark on an ambitious project: to examine the human brain and create a road map to the trillions of connections that make it work.” So far, “details of the project have slowly been leaking out: $3 billion, 10 years of research and hundreds of scientists” in what the National Institutes of Health is calling the Brain Activity Map. “Much like the Human Genome Project a decade ago, scientists are hoping brain mapping will lead to new scientific advances and breakthroughs, and that perhaps it will even unlock the secrets of conditions such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.”

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— “Somewhere Over The Brainbow: The Journey To Map the Human Brain, “NPR Staff , NPR, March 31, 2013.

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