VP Robert Miller speaks about the brain mapping project’s potential

Mapping the human brain

ideastream: President Obama plans to allocate $100 million from the 2014 federal budget to jumpstart a project to comprehensively map the brain. This proposition is so intriguing, according to Robert Miller, vice president of research, because there is little known about the brain’s neural interconnectivity. The 10-year project may also lend insights into brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and autism to produce more effective treatments.