BRAIN Blog

Advances in neurotechnology are aimed at helping us better understand normal brain function and how to treat dysfunction associated with brain disorders. These technological advances carry potentially profound ethical implications.

December 19, 2016

The 2016 BRAIN Initiative Principal Investigators Meeting will occur December 12-14 in Bethesda, Maryland…

December 16, 2016

NIH announces three new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for interdisciplinary projects using advanced and innovative technologies to address overarching principles of circuit function in the context of specific brain systems and behaviors.

December 13, 2016

Demonstration of the feasibility of using a fiberless optoelectrode for activating and recording from neurons… New insights into the mechanisms of neurovascular coupling… Chronic in vivo recordings with carbon fiber microelectrodes… In vivo subcellular imaging of voltage and calcium signals…

December 06, 2016

With four new Requests for Applications (RFAs), NIH announces the formation of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN), a resource to be used widely by the neuroscience community supporting a center or centers and specialized collaboratories for a mouse brain atlas, collaboratories…

November 08, 2016

NIH recently issued two new Request for Applications (RFAs) to support next generation tools and technologies for non-invasive imaging of human brains.

November 04, 2016

Novel technologies for understanding the brain and treating brain disorders are expected to give rise to new and complex social and ethical questions that warrant focused attention and investigation.

November 02, 2016

NIH has issued two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the BRAIN Initiative® to support critical research training needs of the Initiative, including a fellowship opportunity for early-stage postdoctorates, as well as a career enhancement opportunity for independent investigators……

October 17, 2016

NIH recently re-issued seven funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2017 to support neural recording and modulation technologies for the BRAIN Initiative.

October 06, 2016