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Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Linda Amarante

Dr. Linda Amarante is a current F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to better understand the corticostriatal pathway. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming funding opportunity: BRAIN CONNECTS Data Coordinating Centers

The BRAIN Initiative recently issued a Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) to announce an upcoming funding opportunity for Data Coordinating Centers (DCCs) [NOT-NS-24-009] to support BRAIN Initiative Connectivity Across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS).
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

NIH BRAIN Initiative awards new projects to develop innovative brain mapping technologies

The NIH BRAIN Initiative announces awards for a new large-scale project that aims to transform neuroscience research and enhance our understanding of the human brain by developing technologies to map neural connections.  
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN researchers discover a new brain region associated with body movements

A team of BRAIN researchers reveal a new brain region, the Rolandic Motor Association area, that contributes to body movement and might have an essential role in coordinated complex behaviors.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN-funded researchers advance our understanding of language processing

A team of BRAIN researchers make progress in understanding the role of facial expressions in processing speech. These insights provide a potential roadmap to developing new treatments for patients with difficulty understanding language.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Summary of 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting breaks down all the details

The annual BRAIN Initiative meeting continues to foster and build relationships within the BRAIN community and explores the latest developments in neuroscience research. It also helps identify potential collaborations and research considerations.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Continuing trial responsibilities for implantable neural devices

In a recent paper published in Neuron, a collaborative team of neuroethics experts highlight key ethical considerations surrounding continuing trial responsibilities for implantable neural devices and provide points to consider for researchers and others working in this space.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Open Science, New Tools: Highlights from the 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting

In June, we welcomed more than 2,000 members of the BRAIN community—1,250 attending virtually—to the 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting. What a thrill it was to host this meeting in-person for the first time since 2019!
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN-funded researchers capture first-ever mobile intracranial EEG recordings during real-world human movements

The team is working with in vivo neurotechnologies to better understand the behavioral and cognitive variables that modulate deep brain activity during freely moving behavior, with an aim of contributing to innovative therapies designed to treat memory disorders in humans.
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter – August 2023

Have you read the latest BRAIN Initiative Alliance newsletter? BRAIN scientists are invited to share their tools with the scientific community in the Toolmakers Newsletter. These newsletters spotlight BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, or theories ready for distribution to the larger research community to advance neurotechnology.  
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology