#BackToTheFutureDay: Understanding the Human Brain

#BackToTheFutureDay: Understanding the Human Brain

It’s an important day in American history (or, at least, in American cinematic history): It’s the date to which Marty McFly traveled into the “future” in Back to the Future Part II.

We’ve come a long way in the 30 years that have passed since the original Back to the Future came out. Now, we’re going to talk about where we’re going in the next 30.¬†

All day long, we’re hosting a series of conversations with scientists and innovators across the government and the country. You’ll be able to ask them questions, watch videos explaining their cutting-edge developments, and share your answer to the question above: What does 2045 look like?

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At 1:00pm ET, we’re holding a ¬†Google+ Hangout on understanding the human brain featuring:
-OSTP Assistant Director for Neuroscience and Mental Health Monica Basco
-OSTP Senior Policy Advisor Knatokie Ford
-OSTP Assistant Director for Defense Programs (and Neurophysicist) Chris Fall
-Karl Deisseroth M.D., Ph.D., the D.H. Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
-Kevin Pearce, Snowboarder and BRAIN initiative activist
-Dr. Julie Brefczynksi-Lewis, Research Assistant Professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine

Tune in to watch right here on Google+ or at http://go.wh.gov/bttfd.