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A Moon Shot for the Brain

To better understand the brain's wiring, European and U.S. governments made big commitments to brain research this year.

Despite all we know about individual brain cells, neurobiologists can’t explain how it all fits together — how each cluster of cells communicates with the others. But in hopes of drafting better wiring diagrams of the brain, European and U.S. governments in 2013 made big commitments toward studying how nerve cells link up and synchronize.
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