Israel Could Be a Leader in Neuroscience - if Only the Government Had Brains

Israel will not get the glory or the money from breakthroughs in neuroscience without investing for the long term in the physical infrastructure and the human resources needed for research and development projects.

This week an organization called IBT - Israel Brain Technologies - held its first international BrainTech Conference and hosted impressive speakers that included academic researchers, CEOs of neuro-technology, high-tech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as Congressman Chaka Fattah, a central figure in the U.S. Government Neuroscience Initiative and President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative. It is...