Capitol Hill briefing on mysteries of the brain: Frontiers in neuroscience
Media are invited to a briefing on new, cutting-edge technologies and research that are advancing the frontiers of neuroscience
The most mysterious biological organ on Earth is lodged right between your ears: your brain.
Members of the news media are invited to join the National Science Foundation, the Society for Neuroscience and The Optical Society for a noontime lunch briefing on Thursday, July 9, as experts discuss how new technologies and multidisciplinary research, beyond the reach of scientists until very recently, are advancing our understanding of the brain.
This briefing will be held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B338 on Capitol Hill. Panelists will discuss some of the ways researchers are prying open the black box of the brain and will share some important recent discoveries. This briefing will be particularly timely in light of the two-year anniversary of the White House Brain Initiative, which is receiving about $200 million in federal funding in fiscal year 2015.
Note: This event is open to members of the media. Reservations are required and must be received by 5 p.m. on July 8.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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