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The Whole Brain Activity Map: Merging Nanoscience and Neuroscience for Technology and Health

Yuste, Rafael; Alivisatos, A. Paul; Church, George M.; Greenspan, Ralph J.; Roukes, Michael L.

The ultimate goal of this project is to construct the functional connectome map of the human brain, by assembling a coordinated network of researchers deploying next—generation nanotechnological tools with unprecedented capabilities. Mapping the functional connectome will unravel the fundamental, long-sought paradigms of how the brain computes. Together with these new technologies, this will enable accurate diagnosing, and restoring, of normal patterns of activity to injured or diseased brains; will foster the development of broader biomedical and environmental applications; and will produce a host of associated economic benefits.

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Biological Sciences
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June 14, 2012