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Danes Join Brain Research

Danish researchers are joining a major research project to develop new brain-scanning technology launched last year by US President Barack Obama.

The project budget exceeds 100 million US dollars and the Danish scientists will get access to 1.5 million dollars and work alongside US scientists. Researchers are striving to create more sensitive brain scanning technology.

“This next generation of brain scans will involve higher sensitivity to detail and detecting faster signals in the brain,” says Albert Gjedde, a Professor of neurobiology at the University of Copenhagen. “This means measuring what happens in the brain within milliseconds and nanometers.” Gjedde is one of the recipients of a grant.

The new scanning technology is expected to be non-invasive and researchers are concentrating on creating a way to scan a living brain in three different dimensions.