The Winners of the BRAIN Challenge

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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.

Last year, the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative proposed a challenge. This challenge was for students to describe their perspectives on the ethics and implications of emerging technologies that are used to study and treat disorders of the human brain. Students were invited to submit their perspectives in the form of a 2-page essay or a video no longer than 5 minutes. Well, when the BRAIN Initiative called, the students answered! In fact, the NIH received over a hundred submissions from students across the United States for this BRAIN Initiative Challenge.

To read more about the Challenge and its winners, please read the full article on the BRAIN Initiative Alliance website.