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The Brain Activity Map Project and the Challenge of Functional Connectomics

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

The function of neural circuits is an emergent property arising from the coordinated activity of large numbers of neurons. To capture this, we propose launching a large-scale, international public effort, the Brain Activity Map Project, aimed at reconstructing the full record of neural activity across complete neural circuits. This technological challenge could prove to be an invaluable step toward understanding fundamental and pathological brain processes.

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Biological Sciences
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June 14, 2012

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A whitepaper associated with this article is available at http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:13503.