Slide title: History of Neuroscience & Neuroinformatics
1951 First NSF awards to study nervous system and neurological responses
1990 President declares "Decade of the Brain;" OSTP Subcommittee on Brain & Behavioral Sciences at OSTP formed
1990 Library of Congress and NIMH interagency initiative to enhance public awareness of the benefits of brain research
1991 NSF and NIH-funded National Academy of Sciences study "Mapping the Brain and its Functions"
1992 NSF "Neuroscience Cluster" Formed in BIO Directorate
1993 Human Brain Project Launched
Slide image: An illustration showing an outline profile of a human head, with a cross section of the brain.
Slide background image: A model of cells within the lateral geniculate nucleus (LCN).
Slide background credit: Greg Hood, John Burkardt and Greg Foss of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Design by: Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation