between our ears."
The project initially will focus on developing new tools to help scientists better measure and understand various brain functions. That could lead toward finding better ways to treat conditions such as Alzheimer's Air Max Tavas Olive Flak
In 2001, UC Santa Barbara became one of the first to receive a Kavli Foundation grant, establishing the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. The foundation now lists Kavli institutes at universities around the globe.
The project also counts on federal agencies partnering with private institutions, including the Allen Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Kavli Foundation.
Foundation President Robert Conn said Fred Kavli is thrilled that his vision has led to the initiative. The Norwegian born physicist founded the organization in 2000 after he sold his Moorpark based Kavlico Corp. Initially based in Van Nuys, the company moved to Moorpark in 1986 and became one of the largest suppliers of sensors for aeronautic, automotive and industrial applications.
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"We're not talking science fiction," Chun said. "We're talking about truly helping people."
In 2011, the foundation helped pull together a group of neuroscientists and nanoscientists with the idea that merging the fields could lead to new, great discoveries.
At the meeting, they started developing plans to map a functioning brain in ways not yet possible a project Obama highlighted Nike Air Max Thea Lookbook last week as a "grand challenge" for his administration. He Air Max Thea Joli Black
has pledged $100 million in federal funding for the so called BRAIN Initiative.
After the 2011 conference, a small group of scientists got together and wrote a white paper outlining plans to develop a detailed map of the brain. Discussions continued in formal and informal meetings among scientists and federal officials. Several science papers were published by dozens of scientists.
Then in February, Chun heard Obama's mention in the State of the Union and minutes later received an email from the White House offering congratulations for the project making it into the speech.
"As humans, we can identify galaxies light years away," he said. "We can study particles smaller than an atom, but we still haven't unlocked the mystery of the 3 pounds of matter that sits Nike Air Max Thea Premium Black Anthracite
disease, autism, stroke and traumatic brain injuries, officials said.
The $100 million less than a fifth of what NASA spends every year just to study the sun would come from the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation. The funding needs congressional approval.
"Through the initiative, this will inspire a lot of great scientists in a lot of different fields," Chun said last week.
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