In Memory of Neuroscientist Paul H. Patterson

CNS Foundation would like to pay our formal respects to neuroscientist Paul H. Patterson, whose scientific contributions opened up fields of research into autism and other neurological conditions.

Brain wave hits California

As US science agencies firm up plans for a national ten-year neuroscience initiative, California is launching an ambitious project of its own. On 20 June, governor Jerry Brown signed into law a state budget that allocates US$2 million to establish the California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience (Cal-BRAIN) project. Cal-BRAIN is the first state-wide programme to piggyback on the national Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative announced by US President Barack Obama in April 2013. The national project is backed this year by $110 million in public funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

World Science Festival

The 2014 World Science Festival is taking place in New York City May 28- June 1. Hosted by the Science Festival Foundation, the goal of the World Science Festival is "to cultivate a general public informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and prepared to engage with its implications for the future."

The Neuro Bureau

The Neuro Bureau is a forum and initiative that supports open sharing of neuroscience information, including analytic tools, computational resources, data, and knowledge.

The Neuro

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) is an academic medical center dedicated to neuroscience. The Neuro has been recognized for its epilepsy research and treatment.

The Brain, in Exquisite Detail

But science, by its nature, pursues synthesis, diagrams, maps — a grip on the mechanism of the thing. We may not solve the brain any time soon, but someday achieving such a solution, at least in scientific terms, is the fervent hope of neuroscience.