"There is this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked, and the BRAIN Initiative will change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember."
"Mapping the human brain is exactly the type of research we should be funding, by reprioritizing the $250 million we currently spend on political and social science research into expanded medical research, including the expedited mapping of the human brain. It's great science."
"We don't understand the fly brain yet. How will this come to anything?"
"Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every dollar… Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation."
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