The Quest to Link Up Large-Scale Brain Research

The problem of neuroscience has rapidly been shifting from not enough information, to more than we know what to do with, or at least can handle collectively. Some major funders hope to get brain researchers speaking the same language, in terms of data, and then get them talking.

As massive neuroscience projects like the BRAIN Initiative and the Human Brain Project pop up internationally, researchers face the challenge of orchestrating growing stores of data built up by our quickly advancing number-crunching technology. But, as in many other fields right now, the limit to what we can do is about our ability to collaborate and approach a bird’s eye view of the diverse information we’re gleaning. Read the full article at Inside Philanthropy.