Award winning neuroscientist says we should look at more than behavior.
She maintains EEGs may shed light on some disorders, and lead to effective treatment.
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...
“They had been meeting for years in local coffee shops to discuss how their children weren’t reading anything by first grade, couldn’t spell their names, couldn’t remember sounds, couldn’t match rhyming words, couldn’t distinguish left from right, didn’t have a dominant left or right hand, couldn’t get their shoes on the correct feet let alone tie the laces — and they weren’t getting support in their classrooms...”