The BRAIN Initiative supports the development of a diverse portfolio of biomolecular tools and emphasizes their rapid and broad dissemination to the research community. Browse the Addgene collection of plasmids created with support from the BRAIN Initiative.
BRAIN Scientists John Maunsell and Tirin Moore are among the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences.
New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury
This Notice informs interested applicants that funding opportunity announcement (FOA) RFA-EB-20-002, "BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" has been amended with an additional receipt date. The expiration date remains September 15, 2021.
Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders
This FOA solicits applications for research projects that seek to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior using innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches. The goal is to support adventurous projects that can realize a potentially transformative outcome within 5 years. Applications are expected to address circuit function in the context of specific behaviors or neural systems, such as sensation, perception, attention, reasoning, intention, decision-making, emotion, navigation, communication, or homeostasis.
This R34 FOA solicits applications that offer a limited scope of aims and an approach that will establish feasibility, validity, or other technically qualifying results that, if successful, would support, enable, and/or lay the groundwork for a potential, subsequent Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects - TargetedBCP R01, as described in the companion FOA (RFA-NS-21-013).
Mapping neural activity to corresponding behaviors is a major goal for neuroscientists developing brain–machine interfaces (BMIs): devices that read and interpret brain activity and transmit instructions to a computer or machine.