CNEP researchers target brain circuitry to treat intractable mental disorders

May 27, 2014 12:08 PM

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CNEP researchers target brain circuitry to treat intractable mental disorders

Neuroscientists, engineers and physicians are teaming up for an ambitious 5-year, $26 million project to develop new techniques for tackling mental illness by using devices implanted in the brain to target and correct malfunctioning neural circuits in conditions such as clinical depression, addiction and anxiety disorders.

The project was announced today (Tuesday, May 27) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of its Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program.

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