A live webcast by The Kavli Foundation: A Call for ‘Brain Observatories’
29 October 2015
Society & Partner News
29 October, 2015 in Societies & Partner News
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the hashtag #KavliLive on Twitter.