The hot story in neuroscience this week has been the controversy over Europe’s Human Brain Project (HBP). On Monday, 156 neuroscientists signed an open letter calling for major reforms of the ambitious program, and pledging to boycott it if things don’t change.
Since then, the number of signatories on the letter’s NeuroFuture.eu site has grown to nearly 600. The HBP released an official response on Wednesday.
I emailed Zach Mainen, one of the drafters of the open letter, for comment.