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A schematic image of a brain, showing the BRAIN neuroethics logo.

The NIH BRAIN Initiative recently organized a neuroethics-focused session on engagement between neuroethicists, neuroscientists, and the public and scientific communities, as part of the virtual 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting.

August 16, 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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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

After the past year and a half of pandemic-induced isolation, the 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting held last month truly felt like a celebration.

July 22, 2021
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Brain to bedside circuit therapies workshop graphic with brain maze illustration.

This workshop will bring together cross-disciplinary investigators to discuss the potential for human translation of next-generation circuit therapies for disorders of the central nervous system

June 28, 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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NIH logo

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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Illustrative camera icon with a photo of a brain.

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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NIH logo

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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Illustrative camera icon with a photo of a brain.

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