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...
“One in four has been attacked in the past year, suggests the Lancet journal.
Researchers looked at 26 studies from developed countries, including five from the UK.”