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She was diagnosed with autism as a child.

Given understanding and a mentor, she developed her own abilities. And makes the case that we need people whose abilities are not "normal."

 

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.

iStock 000015341288 ExtraSmall v2Scientists 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...                  

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