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Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience

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By Executive Order, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) established the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience by action of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to foster collaboration across agencies and to coordinate Federal investments in neuroscience research. The Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience will coordinate activities in neuroscience research across the Federal government with a focus on the fundamental understanding of learning, brain development and plasticity, and brain health and recovery. The working group will enhance Federal efforts related to: improving our understanding of learning and cognition and applying that to improvements in education and other areas; improving our understanding of a variety of neurological conditions and injuries; and developing appropriate resources, tools, techniques, interventions, and therapies to assist in research, treatment, and recovery. The NSTC working group includes members from the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the CIA, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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