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BRAIN Mapping project: How secrets of Human brain will be unlocked

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President Obama will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain.

</h2>In an attempt to understand the functioning of Human Brain, President Obama will unveil a $100 million initiative named as BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) on Tuesday. This project will help to find new ways to prevent many mental disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy.<h2>

President Obama promised included BRAIN project in his State of the Union address in February.

The project is “a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and advance the President’s vision for creating jobs and building a thriving middle class by investing in research and development,” said a White House statement.

 

“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every dollar.If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas” Obama said on Feb. 12. “Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s.”

 

The National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation will work on this project.