Friday, April 12, 2013
Of course I am interested in the new White House BRAIN initiative. There is a White House infographic, fact sheet and blog entry. And plenty of commentary on a variety of news sites. Part of the basis for this is the Brain Activity Map (BAM!) project described in this paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Neuron. Certainly, creating maps is helpful, and thusly inventing technologies to help you create the maps is important. But it is also important to focus on human health and performance issues (e.g., PTSD, TBI, dementia, etc.) that are the reason to care about such maps.