2014 marks the beginning of the US government-led project known as Brain Initiative aimed at gaining a complete understanding of the human brain. The American Brain Initiative comes as a response to the Switzerland’s, The Human Brain Project, an initiative backed by 1.2 billion euros and over 250 researchers, that will develop the first ever complete computer simulation of the brain, including virtual neurons and responses to virtual drugs.
These brain-mapping research projects mark the next step for neuroscience. They will help us to gain a better understanding of the human brain that could never before have been achieved, including the development of memories, the behavior of neurons, and the treatment of various diseases.
(Source: Popular Science )