“Brain Activity Map project” is expected to be part of the president’s budget proposal next month.

The front page of the New York Times on February 18th, 2013 revealed the Obama Administration may soon seek billions of dollars from Congress to map the human brain, in an ambitious project many have claimed will do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project has done for genetics.

The Obama initiative is different from the recently announced European project  to build a silicon-based “brain” - a supercomputer simulation using the best research about the inner workings of the brain.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/science/project-seeks-to-build-map-of-human-brain.html?pagewanted=all&_r=4
http://download.cell.com/neuron/pdf/PIIS0896627312005181.pdf?intermediate=true