Past Event: The Impact of Brain and Mind Research
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Cèilidh Weekend, McConomy Auditorium, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Understanding the brain is a grand challenge of science, and in April 2013, President Obama announced the federal BRAIN Initiative, whose goal is to create dramatic improvements in our understanding of brain function and dysfunction. Modeled loosely on the Human Genome Project, this initiative will require the development of new technologies, models, and computational approaches.
With so much at stake, what role can CMU and Pittsburgh play in this initiative? This panel of experts discussed the opportunities and challenges posed by the BRAIN Initiative, including the potential of this work to bring about revolutionary changes in our understanding of the brain; in our ability to understand, diagnose and treat brain disorders; and in the development of models that mimic brain functions.
Opening Remarks: Subra Suresh, Carnegie Mellon University
Moderator: Michael Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University
Nathan Urban, Carnegie Mellon University
Marlene Behrmann, Carnegie Mellon University
Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University
Emery Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School
Philip Rubin, Executive Office of the President of the United States