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Neuron. 2015 Nov 4;88(3):445-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.10.015. Epub 2015 Oct 16.

A National Network of Neurotechnology Centers for the BRAIN Initiative.

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1
Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
2
The Kavli Foundation, Oxnard, CA 93030, USA.
3
Department of Genetics and Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 USA.
4
Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, and Neurobiology Section/Division of Biology, UCSD, La Jolla, CA 92093-0115, USA.
5
Physics, Applied Physics, & Bioengineering and The Kavli Nanoscience Institute, Caltech, Pasadena, CA USA 92093-0126, USA. Electronic address: roukes@caltech.edu.
6
Neurotechnology Center, Departments of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address: rmy5@columbia.edu.

Abstract

We propose the creation of a national network of neurotechnology centers to enhance and accelerate the BRAIN Initiative and optimally leverage the effort and creativity of individual laboratories involved in it. As "brain observatories," these centers could provide the critical interdisciplinary environment both for realizing ambitious and complex technologies and for providing individual investigators with access to them.

KEYWORDS:

big data; connectomics; imaging; nanotechnology; neural probes

PMID:
26481036
PMCID:
PMC5283530
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2015.10.015
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