Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Obama $100 Million Plan to Map Brain

Obama's so-called BRAIN Initiative, will spend $100 million beginning in 2014 to map the complex interactions between brain cells and neurological circuits. The goal is to find treatments for some of the most common brain disorders, led by Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and brain injuries, Obama said today in the East Room of the White House.

This is being promoted as an attempt to solve brain disorders, however, there is much more that can be done with a map of the brain and the idea that government will have this map is a very chilling thought. 


  1. Looks like a perpetual employment plan for the burgeoning growth of PHDs seeking work. A WPA for the academics among us.

  2. This is fantastic news for Kinsella. Now he can have some credible research to back up the notion intellectual property isn't property based on how many times gov't can find two mapped brains firing the same neurons at the same time.