To deeply understand the activity, structure and functioning of the human brain, as well as to deal with various neurological diseases and reveal their mysteries, Barak Obama, President of the United States , presented the Initiative Brain (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Brain Research through the Advancement of Innovative Neurotechnologies pursues the creation of the first map that reveals the functioning of the brain and all its implications, through the development of technology that allows registering the activity, at the same time, of the nearly 100 thousand millions of neurons and 100 trillion connections in the brain.
To learn more about this project, we present the video of CadenaTres News , where it is detailed more about the presentation of the Brain Initiative, by President Barak Obama:
This map will not only allow to know the correct functioning of the brain, but it could also help to fight, and even cure, neurological and psychiatric diseases that currently affect more than 100 million people in the world, such as Parkinson, Alzheimer's, autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, dementia, depression and traumatic brain injury.
Rafael Yuste, Spanish neuroscientist and researcher at Columbia University, New York , which is part of the research leaders of this project, explains that Brain aims to compose in the next 15 years the map of all the functioning of the brain and its activity, according to the world.
This initiative, whose working group is chaired by Dr. Cornelia Bargmann (Rockefeller University) and Dr. William Newsome (Stanford University) , will allow to discover exactly how the brain allows the human body to record, process, use, store and retrieve large amounts of information, all at the speed of thought.
Likewise, it is intended that all information gathered from such research be available to everyone, which could be feasible through the development of new tools, by Google and other companies, to help "host or store" the enormous amount of research that is carried out.