The 2010s: The Brain Decade

By 2020 we’ll all be astronauts. Or so hopes British industrialist Sir Richard Branson. The Virgin Group tycoon predicts the next decade will see a space station on the moon and a manned mission to Mars. But while space tourism would certainly be exciting, the human brain is the big thing to watch in the next ten years according to the recent Times Online article “Top scientists share their future predictions.”

From brain simulations that tell you how to stop a headache, to the ability to communicate through thoughts alone, to major advances in the understanding of mental illnesses, scientists from around the world offer their thoughts on what the next decade holds. See what experts like Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project and James Watson, co-discoverer of the DNA structure, have to say at timesonline.co.uk.

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