DARPA to take part in president's brain-mapping project

04/3/2013 | Army Times

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will work with other agencies, including the NIH and the National Science Foundation, on the Obama administration's newly launched brain-mapping project. DARPA's role will involve finding tools to better understand how the brain's nerve and electronic impulses work, with the goal of using this information to benefit service members with brain-related injuries. "Imagine if someone with a prosthetic limb can now play the piano or throw a baseball as well as anybody else, because the wiring from the brain to that prosthetic is direct," President Barack Obama said.

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