April 28, 1993
Human Brain Project Gets Under Way
The Human Brain Project, over four years in the making, is now starting.
The federally supported project will use technology, such as computer networks, to store and integrate information about the brain (The Chronicle, November 11, 1992).
A committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, which is affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences, first met in October 1989 to consider how computer technology might be used to speed progress in neuroscience research. Now