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Obama announces new brain-mapping initiative

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The human brain. Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

One of the greatest mysteries of science is right inside your skull: The human brain. Yesterday President Obama announced an initiative to help map our minds.

The President has pledged to put $100 million toward developing a map that would do for the brain what the human genome project did for DNA. Here to talk the new "Brain Initiative" is Dr. William Newsome of Stanford University.  

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