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Iran South Med J 2015, 18(2): 433-447 Back to browse issues page
A scientific vision into the BRAIN Initiative, National Institutes of Health
Iraj Nabipour1, Majid Assadi2
1- Future Studies Group, The Academy of Medical Sciences of the I.R.IRAN
The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr. Iran , inabipour@gmail.com
2- The Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
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The collaborative BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) was launched according to the aims of Brain Activity Map (BAM) on April, 2, 2013, with the main goal of mapping the activity of every neuron and cell in the human brain. The Brain Initiative will be led in a synergistic activity by prominent scientific foundations and institutes in U.S.A, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the private sector. The ultimate goal of this initiative is “to accelerate the development and application of innovative technologies to construct a dynamic picture of brain function that integrates neuronal and circuit activity over time and space”. Undoubtedly, through the BRAIN Initiative we can understand how the interplay of fluctuating patterns of electrical and chemical activity flowing within neural circuits creates our unique cognitive and behavioral capabilities. This attempt of the initiative is to follow an interdisciplinary approach and the development and creation of novel neurotechnologies and neuroimaging tools. The outcome will be generation of big data and a huge cybernetic platform which might be transformative for better diagnostic and therapeutics for millions worldwide who suffer from brain disorders. The BRAIN Initiative has been linked to the successful Apollo Space and Human Genome Project.

Keywords: Brain, National Institute of Health, neural circuits, technology
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2015/01/26 | Accepted: 2015/04/22 | Published: 2015/05/3
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Nabipour I, Assadi M. A scientific vision into the BRAIN Initiative, National Institutes of Health. Iran South Med J. 2015; 18 (2) :433-447
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