Back To: A Meeting of Minds: Using Computers To Study The Brain

The Human Brain Project is a multi-institutional federal effort to facilitate neuroscience research and coordination of data and information among various researchers. It was conceived as part of the Decade of the Brain, a congressionally mandated initiative to promote neuroscience and brain research in the 1990s. The 12 federal agencies that are contributing varying amounts of money or resources to the project are:

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of Naval Research...
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