Brainhack: Where Neuroscience Meets the Internet

Nov. 2, 2015 | Harry Kimball Recently Dr. Cameron Craddock, director of imaging for the Center for the Developing Brain, helped organize a genre-defying event—a scientific conference, convention for academic hacker/neuroscientists, and collaborative brainstorm/barnstorming session on the future of research into the mysteries of the brain, all rolled into one. It was Brainhack Americas, or “Brainhack AMX,” and it took place in person and online across 8 cities over the weekend of October 23rd. Our own web producer, Curt White, was at Mount Sinai School of Medicine to participate, along with many representatives of the Child Mind Institute’s Center for the Developing Brain and Healthy Brain Network. He described a lively atmosphere of standing room only talks and “open hacking” sessions where attendees put their heads together to use cutting…


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