The Decade of Reverse Engineering the Brain (2005 - 2015)
We are witnessing a renaissance in brain science and technology. Science is examining the brain in ever increasing detail to discern important components of brain structure and function, all of it leading to a reverse engineering of the brain. Within the last year alone, websites have appeared devoted to mapping the brain in high detail. One of the most stunning of these is BrainMaps.org, where visitors may explore high resolution images of whole human and primate brains, seeing every neuron and every neuron process in vivid detail. We are now at a unique point in history where the brain is no longer viewed as a 'black box', but now, anyone with an internet connection can view every single detail of brain structure online. We are post-'Decade of the Brain' (1990-2000). We are entering the 'Decade of Reverse Engineering the Brain'.