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Global Neuroscience: Distributing the Management of Brain Knowledge Worldwide

Global Neuroscience: Distributing the Management of Brain Knowledge Worldwide Neuroinform (2013) 11:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s12021-012-9173-y EDITORIAL Global Neuroscience: Distributing the Management of Brain Knowledge Worldwide Giorgio A. Ascoli Published online: 8 December 2012 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 A frequent hot topic in neuroscience is the need for and alone include the Human Connectome Project of the National 1 6,7,8 challenge of thorough knowledge annotation. Expressing Institutes of Health, the Fly Light Project of the Howard knowledge in machine-readable format is a common goal of Hughes Medical Institute, and the Mouse Connectivity Atlas many if not all domains of modern science. The unsurpassed of the Allen Brain Institute, in addition to the grass root 1000 11,12 complexity of the nervous system makes this goal particu- Connectomes Project, just to mention a few. larly arduous in neuroscience. The difficulty is amplified by It is thus at least conceivable, if not likely, that in the not- the often-discussed multitude of relevant scales and data so-distant future we will have access to gigantic databases of 2 3 4 types, from neurons to whole brain imaging, and from neural data as well as sufficiently powerful computers to molecules to clinical applications. model entire nervous systems. Although most neuroscient- Continuously accelerating advances http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neuroinformatics Springer Journals

Global Neuroscience: Distributing the Management of Brain Knowledge Worldwide

Neuroinformatics , Volume 11 (1) – Dec 8, 2012

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Biomedicine; Neurosciences; Bioinformatics; Computational Biology/Bioinformatics; Computer Appl. in Life Sciences; Neurology
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1539-2791
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1559-0089
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10.1007/s12021-012-9173-y
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23224666
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Neuroinform (2013) 11:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s12021-012-9173-y EDITORIAL Global Neuroscience: Distributing the Management of Brain Knowledge Worldwide Giorgio A. Ascoli Published online: 8 December 2012 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 A frequent hot topic in neuroscience is the need for and alone include the Human Connectome Project of the National 1 6,7,8 challenge of thorough knowledge annotation. Expressing Institutes of Health, the Fly Light Project of the Howard knowledge in machine-readable format is a common goal of Hughes Medical Institute, and the Mouse Connectivity Atlas many if not all domains of modern science. The unsurpassed of the Allen Brain Institute, in addition to the grass root 1000 11,12 complexity of the nervous system makes this goal particu- Connectomes Project, just to mention a few. larly arduous in neuroscience. The difficulty is amplified by It is thus at least conceivable, if not likely, that in the not- the often-discussed multitude of relevant scales and data so-distant future we will have access to gigantic databases of 2 3 4 types, from neurons to whole brain imaging, and from neural data as well as sufficiently powerful computers to molecules to clinical applications. model entire nervous systems. Although most neuroscient- Continuously accelerating advances

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NeuroinformaticsSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 8, 2012

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