Korea Brain Initiative: Integration and Control of Brain Functions

Sung Jin Jeong, Haejin Lee, Eun Mi Hur, Youngshik Choe, Ja Wook Koo, Jong Cheol Rah, Kea Joo Lee, Hyun Ho Lim, Woong Sun, Cheil Moon, Kyungjin Kim

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This article introduces the history and the long-term goals of the Korea Brain Initiative, which is centered on deciphering the brain functions and mechanisms that mediate the integration and control of brain functions that underlie decision-making. The goal of this initiative is the mapping of a functional connectome with searchable, multi-dimensional, and information-integrated features. The project also includes the development of novel technologies and neuro-tools for integrated brain mapping. Beyond the scientific goals this grand endeavor will ultimately have socioeconomic ramifications that not only facilitate global collaboration in the neuroscience community, but also develop various brain science-related industrial and medical innovations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-611
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 2

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like to extend sincere thanks to the MSIP, NRF, and the members of the task force, especially to Drs. Se-Young Choi and Il-Joo Cho. Special thanks also go to the Brain Research Forum of Korea, and neuroscience communities, especially to the Korea Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS), Brain Engineering Society of Korea (BESK), and the Korean Society for Congnitive Science (KSCS). We greatly appreciate the thoughtful comments on the Korea Brain Initiative by Drs. Steve E. Hyman and Miyoung Chun. The planning of this Initiative is supported by KBRI basic research program and brain research policy program through KBRI funded by the MSIP (No. 2231-415). The project is supported in part by Precision Medicine-based Brain Clustering Project funded by Daegu City Government.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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