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Slide title: Snapshot of Neuroscience History

Slide words: 1951 First NSF awards to study nervous system and neurological responses

1964 First Neuroscience Departments begin to appear (UCI, UCLA Brain Institute, etc.)

1967 First Winter Conference on Brain Research

1969 SfN started, 500 members

1999 President declares "Decade of the Brain"

2006 Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs (ANDP) has 250 members
2006 SfN has 37,500+ members, 117 chapters

2007 and beyond
NSF seeking new era of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Slide background image: An illustration titled "The Synapse Revealed" showing a neuron preparing to transmit a signal to its target

Slide background credit: Graham Johnson, Graham Johnson Medical Media

Design by: Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation

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