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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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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings tomorrow and Friday. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.

August 18, 2021
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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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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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Mouse brain slice with bright green neurons.

These funding opportunities support the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network (BICAN), which aims to build reference brain cell atlases for wide dissemination throughout the research community.

July 29, 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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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

The funding opportunity will support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

July 16, 2021