BRAIN project meets physics

Emily is a staff writer at Science.

Neuroscientists were over the moon in April 2013 when President Barack Obama announced a bold new initiative to study the human brain in action. But in their heady excitement, some researchers may have forgotten to check the math in their first proposals, physicists say. This week, a group of physicists, engineers, and neuroscientists are meeting in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss which ideas are likely to succeed and which may fall flat.

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