NIH awards $40 million in grants to map the human brain.
On September 15, 2010, the National Institutes of Health designated $40 million towards mapping connections in the human brain. The Human Connectome Project aims to transform our understanding of the human brain, leading to better treatment for medical illnesses. How the brain changes over the course of a life time will also be studied, revealing the dimensions of neuroplasticity that sculpt our interpretation of the world. State-of-the-art neuroimaging instruments, analysis tools and informatics technologies will be combined to support advances in brain health. For more information, see the news article on the National Institute of Health site.