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A central circle with multiple colored patches inside. The colored patches represent a visualization of the mouse MOp transcriptomic taxonomy. The colored patches are overlaid with small black dots representing mapped neuronal cells. Surrounding the central circle are pictures of various types of neurons in colors that coordinate with the patches used in the central circle (pinks on left and greens and blues on the right). Interspersed with the images of the neurons are spike graphs showing neuron electroph

Findings from the NIH BRAIN Cell Census Network (BICCN), an international collaborative effort by more than 250 scientists at more than 45 institutions across 3 continents, appear as 17 associated papers published in a dedicated

October 07, 2021
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Mouse brain slice with bright green neurons.

The 2021 cohort of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators includes six BRAIN-funded scientists, while three investigators, including BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group member Karl Deisseroth, were honored with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for t

September 28, 2021
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Illustration of a colorful brain.

Join us today for a virtual event that will bring together NIH BRAIN program staff, BRAIN-funded investigators, and the neuroscience community to discuss the latest findings in our understanding of the human brain, neuropsychiatric disorders, and behavior. 

August 25, 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.

August 23, 2021
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Yellow neuron.

What will the future of brain connectivity mapping look like? What have we learned? Where are we now? Find out by reading our recent report summarizing key takeaways from the workshop.

August 12, 2021
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Neural recoding probe surrounded by colorful neurons.

Follow along this month as the NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins highlights the spectacular images and videos from this year’s Show Us Your BRAINs! Contest.

August 09, 2021
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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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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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Dr. John Ngai, BRAIN Initiative Director

Meet Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

March 09, 2021