President Obama, in the State of the Union Message, indicated he is likely to put the “Brain Activity Map” (BAM) project in his budget proposal in March.
Scientists will study and build a map of how the brain works. They seek to shed light on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other mental diseases - leading to their treatment. Will this be another Space Program?
Scientists do compare BAM to the Human Genome Project, which led to cures for otherwise incurable genetic conditions. Like the Human Genome project, BAM will take a decade and cost several billion dollars...
“On his show, Dufault shares many of the things he has learned through his own journey with CP, a condition that causes loss or impairment of motor function when a child's brain is developing.”
“Dufault credits his positive outlook on life to his parents, Maurice Dufault and Lorraine Dufault. ‘They were always supportive of everything I wanted to do and did," he said. "I am blessed to have them as parents and as my advocates. My independence is because of them’."