• Dr. Sporns awarded Guggenheim Fellowship for 2011

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Apr 23, 2011

    We are pleased to pass on the news that Dr. Olaf Sporns, an investigator for the Human Connectome Project and one of the first to coin the term "Connectome,” has been awarded the prestigious John Simon Guggen…

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    Van Essen, Smith to speak at Neuroinformatics 2011

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Mar 24, 2011

    David Van Essen will chair a workshop as part of the Neuroinformatics 2011 conference this coming September. Along with fellow HCP investigator Stephen Smith, the panel will include Van Weeden (Harvard Medical School, Ma…

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    The Skyra has Landed!

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Nov 12, 2010

    On Tuesday, November 9th, a new Siemens Skyra 3T scanner for the WU-Minn HCP was delivered to the University of Minnesota and was installed at the CMRR (Center for Magnetic Resonance Research). In the spring of 2011, a …

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    All-hands meeting kicks off the WU-Minn HCP consortium

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Oct 28, 2010

    A two-day All-Hands Meeting held on September 28-29 brought 65 participants (of which 56 are pictured) from 9 institutions together at Washington University's EPNEC Center. This highly successful meeting included …

  • HCP in the News: October 2010

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Oct 26, 2010

    The Human Connectome Project continues to pique the interest of researchers and neuroscience journalists around the world. Here is a sampling of prominent news items. Dr. Kaku's Universe (via Big Think): Mapping th…

  • Podcast: profiles the Human Connectome Project

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    Posted on Oct 11, 2010's Kerri Smith interviews the NIH's Mike Huerta, as well as Van Weeden from the MGH-UCLA consortium and David Van Essen of the WashU-UMinn consortium of the Human Connectome Project, for the latest …

  • HCP In the News: September 2010

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Sep 22, 2010

    As you might expect, quite a few news stories focusing on the Human Connectome Project have hit the wires, following the NIH's announcement of the $30 million dollar grant award to the WashU-UMinn consortium, and a…

  • Using fMRI to Predict Brain Maturity

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Sep 14, 2010

    One of the key missions of the study of brain imaging data is to be able to read into the landscape of the brain itself, and literally see whether or not it has fundamental weaknesses that might lead to brain diseases. A…

  • launches!

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Sep 08, 2010

    After months of development, we are proud to announce the launch of the official website of the WashU-UMinn Human Connectome Project at This website will have a prominent role in our mission o…

  • NY Times Article: "Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer's"

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    Posted on Aug 27, 2010

    One of the tenets of the Human Connectome Project is that the data we collect can only begin to be understood during the 5-year lifecycle of our initial grant. Indeed, the data we collect will be made public, to facilita…