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The Neuro Funding Rollercoaster

June 1, 2016

 by Harry M. Tracy, Ph.D.

 Cerebrum - article

Advances that have the potential to affect the quality of life for millions of people are very much dependent on the wild fluctuations of research and development funding from private and corporate lenders for cognitive neuroscience.

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