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NSF Issues Awards to Advance a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience


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Seventeen awards by the U.S. National Science Foundation are aimed at helping researchers to understand the human brain and how it works.

Credit: National Science Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has allocated 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to help the research community understand the human brain.

NSF says the projects will support the development of innovative, accessible, and shared capabilities and resources, and theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research, with the goal of establishing a coherent national infrastructure to boost the understanding of brain function.

NeuroNex is part of Understanding the Brain, NSF's multiyear effort to produce a scientific understanding of the full complexity of the brain.

Nine of the awards will go to NeuroNex Neurotechnology Hubs, which will focus on the development, refinement, and dissemination of innovative neurotechnologies.

One award went to Cornell University's Chris Xu, who is studying optical technologies for large-scale, noninvasive recordings of neural activity.

In addition, University of California, Los Angeles researcher Peyman Golshani and Stanford University researcher Karl A. Deisseroth received NeuroNex Neurotechnology Hub awards.

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