Georgia Tech neuroscience researchers explore our most magnificent and vast organ
Engineering Professor Hang Lu holds up a chip used to immobilize C. elegans roundworms for photographing by a microscope optic connected to a computer. The chip then sorts the worms into one of two channels for either mutants or non-mutants, a status an algorythm determines based on subtle phenotypical differences it recognizes in the microscope photo. Credit: Georgia Tech / Rob Felt
At the Georgia Institute of Technology, a rare synergy of engineers and scientists, in cooperation with Emory University School of Medicine and other collaborators, is expanding data collection and analysis on the brain.
The research road ahead feels endless, many neuroscientists say, and comprehending how the brain generates the human psyche may be decades beyond the horizon. But neuroscience is in a forward lunge powered by sweeping national funding programs such as the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), which is tapping into the brain to understand it and support well-being.