Thanks to a 100 million dollar grant through the White House Brain Mapping Project to the NIH, NSF, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), a dynamically new approach to how we view the brain has arisen: the CLARITY Brain Imaging Technique. With this technique, scientists are hoping to map brain connections on a large scale, visualizing how every single neuron is fired and interconnected with the other ones in the system.
Today, I hear the happiness in my brother’s echoing laugh. I see the fruit of life in his smiles when my Mom walks into his room. He is not a vegetable. I know this, but many don’t.