NIH Launches The Human Connectome Project to Unravel The Brain’s Connections

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The National Institutes of Health Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is launching a $30 million project that will use cutting-edge brain imaging technologies to map the circuitry of the healthy adult human brain. By systematically collecting brain imaging data from hundreds of subjects, the Human Connectome Project (HCP) will yield insight into how brain connections underlie brain function, and will open up new lines of inquiry for human neuroscience.  Investigators have been invited to submit detailed proposals to carry out the HCP, which will be funded at up to $6 million per year for five years. The HCP is the first of three Blueprint Grand Challenges, projects that address major
questions and issues in neuroscience research.
Press Release: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2009/nih-launches-the-human-connectome-project-to-unravel-the-brains-connections.shtml

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