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A live webcast by The Kavli Foundation: A Call for 'Brain Observatories'

29 October, 2015 in Societies & Partner News

On Friday, 30 October at 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT), join The Kavli Foundation for a live webcast with Miyoung Chun, Michael Roukes and Rafael Yuste on this proposed new way to catalyze the BRAIN Initiative.

Spotlight Live: A Call for 'Brain Observatories'

Six researchers essential to catalyzing the BRAIN Initiative now propose a national network of neurotechnology centers, or “brain observatories.” In an opinion piece published in the journal Neuron, they write: "It is our view that the technological challenges that must be surmounted are sufficiently complex that they are beyond the reach of single-investigator efforts; we believe they can only be surmounted through highly coordinated, multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary efforts." But what might these centers focus on? How would they be structured? And just what could they achieve?

On Friday, 30 October at 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT), join The Kavli Foundation for a live webcast with Miyoung Chun, Michael Roukes and Rafael Yuste — three of the paper’s authors — on this proposed new way to catalyze the BRAIN Initiative. Submit questions ahead of and during the webcast by emailing: info@kavlifoundation.org or by using the hashtag #KavliLive on Twitter.

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