Naber M, Vaziri Pashkam M, Nakayama K.
The NSF announced a $25 million award over 5 years to a new Science and Technology Center (STC) for Brains, Minds, and Machines. This STC will be a multi-institution collaboration, with a partnership between MIT and Harvard at its heart.
President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative with $100 million in the President’s 2014 Budget. Aravi Samuel co-chaired a meeting sponsored by NSF to plan their role in the BRAIN initiative. Joshua Sanes attended President Obama's announcement of the initiative at the White House, and has been named to the NIH committee --called "the Dream Team" by NIH Director Francis Collins--charged with articulating the specific goals of the initiative and developing a plan to achieve them.
Topics range from plasticity in GABA circuits to how worms eat.