A National Network of Neurotechnology Centers for the BRAIN Initiative

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


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / methods
  • Biomedical Research / trends*
  • Brain*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Humans
  • Nanotechnology / methods
  • Nanotechnology / trends*