TBI Benefits From The $100 Million Obama Allocates For New Brain Mapping Project
On April 2, 2013 President Obama announced his initiative to spend $100 million to develop new, more sophisticated brain mapping technologies that would help neuroscientists pinpoint how brain wiring is disturbed in conditions including TBI, Alzheimer’s, autism, and schizophrenia. Current imaging technology is able to show in detail what happens in isolated parts of the brain, but cannot show how brain wiring is affected across the brain.
This higher level of information is necessary to truly understand and treat TBI and the other conditions. Institutions that will play a role in using the money to develop the new optical and electronic imaging technology include Cornell’s Kavli Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.