Human Brain Mapping Conference

Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

Another great presentation regarding the latest imaging technologies in Brain Tumors and Alzheimer's Disease was given by Prof. Keith L. Black, Founding Chairman of Neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (View here:

I believe their are plans to have all 600 talks from the 2015 World Congress available for viewing on the SBMT University Channel. Be sure to check them out, as learning from and discussing with the attendee's was fascinating.

The scientific brain mapping community is set to rapidly develop in the coming years with President Obama's ambitious 'BRAIN' initiative - Creating 100's of millions of dollars in brain-related grant awards from five participating federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, FDA, IARPA)

As Dr. Kieth Black states at the very end of his talk above, "We are approaching a very exciting time, an inflection point...where research has the potential to make a real impact to treat the disorders that affect the human brain."

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Q&A

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What is the reason for research into human brain mapping?

Research into human brain mapping is strongly endorsed by President Obama. The human brain is divided into areas referred to as 'topographic maps'. Additional research into human brain mapping will give us information about how we think and process information, memorize and reason.

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