Obama to propose project to map human brain.
The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a decades-long project to map the inner workings of the brain.
As The New York Times points out, the project is designed “to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.”
The Times said the “Brain Activity Map” project could be part of a budget proposal to be released in March, though details – including the costs – are still being worked out. Obama referenced the brain-mapping project during his State of the Union speech while advocating federal spending on research and development.