The great exploration expeditions into the human brain: what is happening and what is being discovered
The development of studies on the brain has been an extraordinarily fertile field over recent decades with important consequences on both knowledge and neurological and neuropsychiatric illness planes. And with unexpected interest from the media and experts in other disciplines.
It is thus not surprising that research funding agencies have accorded neuroscience priority importance in their policies. Within this framework, the USA and Europe have played a pre-eminent role, launching two mega projects (BRAIN Initiative, Human Brain Project) which have generated interest amongst both researchers and the non-expert. How are these organised? How have they been received? How have they been managed? What have the results been?