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Mapping the Brain

Raised toward our $200,000 Goal
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Project ended on June 11, at 10:00 AM PDT
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Establishing a neurotech hub in San Diego

October 09, 2015

The Center for Brain Activity Mapping (CBAM) is about more than research; it’s about positioning San Diego at the epicenter of the new neurotechnology industry. This initiative has the potential to do for San Diego what biotech did twenty years ago – to act as the rising tide that lifts all boats.

Watch the video to learn more about the catalytic potential of neurotechnology in San Diego and to support CBAM.


Brenda's Hopes for Treating Children with Autism

October 09, 2015

Meet Brenda Bloodgood, PhD.

Brenda is one of the scientists whose research is supported by seed funding from the Center for Brain Activity Mapping at UC San Diego. In this short video, she talks about one of her research “dream scenarios” - being able to apply her findings to help children with autism.

Brenda’s is just one example of innovative research that you are supporting by giving to #CBAM. Thank you for your generous gifts!


Making progress

September 24, 2015

We are grateful to all who have contributed - take a look at the donor wall to see how your gift has been matched by the Legler Benbough Foundation, and please enjoy this video for a message of thanks from Nick Spitzer, Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind.

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Myelin Sheath

A sheath of white, fatty protein (myelin) that covers and acts as an electrical insulator for nerve fibers.



A tiny gap between the ends of nerve fibers across which nerve impulses pass from one neuron to another; at the synapse, an impulse causes the release of a neurotransmitter, which diffuses across the gap and triggers an electrical impulse in the next neuron.



The long, hair like extension of a nerve cell that carries a message to a nearby nerve cell.


Glial Cell

Nerve tissue of the central nervous system other than the signal-transmitting neurons. These cells are found interspersed between the neurons (which transmit the nerve signals) & provide support & insulation to them.



A cell specialized to conduct and generate electrical impulses and to carry information from one part of the brain to another.



A chemical substance that is released at the end of a nerve fiber by the arrival of a nerve impulse and, by diffusing across the synapse or junction, causes the transfer of the impulse to another nerve fiber, a muscle fiber, or some other structure.


Neural Pathway

Connects one part of the nervous system with another via a bundle of neurons.

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