Brain/MINDS: A Japanese National Brain Project for Marmoset Neuroscience

Neuron. 2016 Nov 2;92(3):582-590. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.018.


Brain/MINDS (Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies) is a national brain project started by Japan in 2014. With the goal of developing the common marmoset as a model animal for neuroscience, the project aims to build a multiscale marmoset brain map, develop new technologies for experimentalists, create transgenic lines for brain disease modeling, and integrate translational findings from the clinical biomarker landscape. Brain/MINDS will collaborate with global brain projects to share technologies and resources.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Mapping*
  • Callithrix*
  • Electronic Data Processing / methods
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / methods
  • Genetic Techniques
  • International Cooperation
  • Japan
  • Neurosciences / organization & administration*
  • Translational Research, Biomedical / organization & administration*