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From Molecules to Minds

Challenges for the 21st Century

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-12092-0ISBN-10: 0-309-12092-6
Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.


The workshop was organized so that representatives of all corners of the neuroscience world could provide updates on the latest advances in the field, and then discuss how they related to the concept of Grand Challenges. Throughout the day, participants learned how advances in imaging technology, computer science, molecular biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience in general had made it possible for us to imagine understanding how the brain works at a fundamental level—something that was not possible just 2 or 3 years ago. In addition, each participant was invited to present his/her impression of what one or two Grand Challenges would be for the neurosciences.