Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Simons Foundation Joins Obama Administration's Brain Initiative
The Obama administration plans to announce Tuesday that it has recruited new federal agencies and a number of universities, foundations and businesses to help pursue the goals of the Brain Initiative, which the president started in 2013.
Tom Kalil, deputy director for technology and innovation, in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said that private institutions were joining by “aligning” $270 million of their neuroscience research with the goals and plans of the initiative.
Google, General Electric, companies involved in optics and other technologies, several universities and the Simons Foundation, which recently started its own brain study program, will be included in the announcement....