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News Release 14-099

NSF awards $10.8 million in early concept grants for brain research

36 new awards as part of NSF’s support for The BRAIN Initiative and potentially transformative insights into understanding the brain

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Color image of the nerve cells in the brain of a songbird

New technologies can enable researchers to better understand how complex behaviors emerge from the activity of brain circuits. This image shows nerve cells in the brain of a songbird that are associated with learning and producing birdsongs.

Credit: Vamsi Daliparthi and Todd Roberts, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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