On July 14 President Obama announced the
Today at the White House, President Obama unveiled the “BRAIN” Initiative—a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.What is it all about?
This is not a simple subject.
But to get the whole idea and make up your mind (pun intended) the best you can do is to watch this incredibly enlightening Charlie Rose video;
There is a lot in this 1 hour video about testing on animals, there are divergent opinions on milestones, it's "parallel" to the European computer brain project and different perspectives.
But is you recommend this diary we may be able to start the discussion. It hasn't been diaried before.
Love to hear your opinion.
Obama is leading us through uncharted waters. JFK had it simpler with the landing on the Moon, everybody knew where the moon was. The structure and functioning of the brain given the complexity of human consciousness is a bit more difficult. But IMO as this is basic science of the highest level and it has historically paid off big time. The Apollo Program was closer to $20 billion in today's money.
So I published this diary originaly on Sunday at 1AM and it fell through. Kossacks with an affinity to science were probably still partying. I am republishing it at xxdr zombiexx's suggestion. Never done this before.