Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Unlocking the mysteries of the mind
Unlocking the mysteries of the mind

While today’s scientists can scrutinize subatomic particles and explore distant galaxies, the inner workings of the brain remain largely mysterious. The ambitious BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, launched by President Obama with $100 million in federal funding, seeks to unlock its secrets by advancing the science and technologies required to map and decipher brain activity in order to gain an improved understanding of just what makes up our minds. UC San Diego promptly responded to the President’s April announcement of the Initiative with the establishment, just one month later, of its Center for Brain Activity Mapping (CBAM)....