“A minute with Aron K. Barbey”

The Obama administration recently announced a large-scale initiative to develop new technologies to “map” the complex neural circuitry of the human brain. While the specifics of the program, called the BRAIN Initiative, are still vague, the goal is a worthy one, says University of Illinois neuroscientist Aron K. Barbey, who has himself mapped brain regions that contribute to general and emotional intelligence. Barbey spoke to News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. [Full Article]