So, what does $100Million get you? Hopefully we'll find out now that President Obama has outlined a project to study the brain and its functions.
Modeled off the Human Genome Project, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, the government hopes to partner with private sector interests such as the Allen Institute for Brain Science to rapidly increase our understanding of the brain so that we can develop better treatments for brain disorders. The National Institutes of Health is one of the major participants in this initiative. DARPA is as well.
The $100Million is just a start. For a good analysis and discussion on the topic, I encourage you to listen to Wednesday's Mapping the Human Brain topic on The Diane Rehm Show.
Fact Sheet: BRAIN Initiative