Mapping The Brain Could Be Harder Than The Human Genome

A human brain — part of a 2009 exhibition called Brain: a world inside your head, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

President Obama has unveiled a plan to learn more about the inner workings of the human brain. It calls for including $100 million in the 2014 budget to launch what’s being called the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The goal is to help researchers find ways to cure or prevent brain disorders including Alzheimer’s disease.

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