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Prying Open the Black Box of the Brain

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Graphic illustration showing a human head, light and waves

BRAIN is designed to finally reveal how the brain records, processes, uses, stores and retrieves vast volumes of information, all at the speed of thought.

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President Obama greets BRAIN Inititive event attendees, including Cora Marrett, Acting NSF Director.

President Barack Obama greets BRAIN Initiative event attendees--including Cora B. Marrett, Acting Director of NSF--in the Blue Room of the White House, April 2, 2013.

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President Obama announces BRAIN Initiative on April 2, 2013, and names NSF as one of three government agencies with a key role in the effort.

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Attendees at the BRAIN workshop at NSF

NSF's BRAIN workshop drew about 140 live participants and 250 virtual participants from varied disciplines.

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Poeple sitting in a circle at the NSF's BRAIN workshop

The agenda of NSF's BRAIN workshop featured a lively, interactive format, including 18 breakout sessions, that was designed to solicit input from the research community.

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John Wingfield of NSF discusses potential ways to follow-up to the BRAIN Initiative and other related issues in this interview.

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Fleming Crim of NSF and Tom Insel of NIH discuss the goals of BRAIN and other related issues in this interview.

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