White House Announcements

"As humans, we can identify galaxies light years away, we can study particles smaller than an atom.  But we still haven’t unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears." – President Barack Obama

On February 12, 2013, United States President Barack Obama addressed the nation and presented a vision for investing in the future of science and technology. This State of the Union address was followed by the announcement of The BRAIN Initiative — the President’s ambitious research effort to understand the brain by deciphering the brain’s activity that gives rise to our perceptions, our experiences and our consciousness. Experience the excitement of these events using the links provided here, which contain videos and information on: The State of the Union Address, The BRAIN Initiative Announcement, The White House Q & A session and Fact Sheet, and The White House Conference on the BRAIN Initiative.