Obama plan proposes $100 million dollar budget to study the human brain in a proposal titled, Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN)
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 02: National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and U.S. President Barack Obama share a moment during the announcement of the administration’s BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative during an East Room event at the White House April 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama announced the new research effort ‘…to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and advance the President’s vision for creating jobs and building a thriving middle class by investing in research and development.’ according to a White House news release. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
by Shepard Ambellas Intellihub.com April 2, 2013
WASHINGTON — President Obama thinks that its vital that the establishment know how the human brain thinks, functions and communicates — and that this great knowledge will somehow help stimulate jobs in America. In fact the president said that it will be “the next great American project”.
CBS reported, “The research could lead to new ways to treat brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy or traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, Mr. Obama said, it could lead to millions of Americans with “jobs we haven’t even dreamt up yet.” The president pointed to technological advancements that were propelled with government investments — like GPS and the Internet — to illustrate the importance of basic research investments.”