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BRAIN Initiative investigators meeting brain graphic.

The virtual meeting will feature a host of plenary sessions, symposia, research and trainee highlight talks, open dialogues, specialty sessions, networking opportunities, and more. It will take place on June 15-17, 2021.

June 14, 2021
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Recently, members of the Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) and Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) met virtually to discuss ongoing efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience, and bridging basic research with human therapeutics.

June 11, 2021
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MRI pop art, sparkling fluorescent axons, digitally painted ancient prints, and colorful tractography journeys. Check out this year’s stunning contest finalists and vote for your favorites! Voting closes June 10, 2021.

June 04, 2021
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Dr. John Ngai, BRAIN Initiative Director

“We stand on the verge of a great journey into the unknown – the interior terrain of thinking, feeling, perceiving, learning, deciding, and acting to achieve our goals – that is the special province of the human brain … No single researcher or discovery will solve the brain’s mysteries.” – BR

May 24, 2021
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Please join us for the next virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Videocast will be available for the open meeting session.

May 17, 2021
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Logo of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance, with "BRAIN INITIATIVE" as a letter block and "BRAIN INITIATIVE ALLIANCE" underneath.

These newsletters spotlight different BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, and/or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.

May 06, 2021
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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

Spring is finally here after a long and difficult winter for our country and the world. No matter where you live or what climate surrounds you, spring uniquely signifies a time of renewal and new growth.

April 16, 2021
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Feeling creative? Help us celebrate the art of brain science! Our annual photo and video contest is open for submissions through May 9, 2021.

April 09, 2021
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An icon for the BRAIN Initiative Challenge, showing a brain icon, a light bulb, scales, and a brain circuit.

Last year, The BRAIN Initiative® proposed a challenge for students to describe their perspectives on the ethics and implications of emerging neurotechnologies. This month, Drs. John Ngai and Walter Koroshetz announced the winners live via an online broadcast.

March 31, 2021
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In January, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) met virtually to discuss emerging ethics themes in BRAIN and ongoing efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience.

March 17, 2021