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BigBrain

Some of you have probably heard of President Obama’s BRAIN initiative.  It’s basically a concerted (federally supported) effort aimed at figuring out the underpinnings of neurological and psychiatric diseases that have a strong brain basis, as well as trying to understand how a healthy brain works.  Concurrently, there is an incredibly strong push to have open source data sharing.  This combination is a geek’s perfect storm. Case in point: The BigBrain project.  An interactive atlas that allows you to scroll through the brain at ultra high…

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