BrainMeta's objective is to facilitate and accelerate the development of neuroscience and neurotechnologies. BrainMeta was established to develop, implement and support a wide range of neuroinformatics tools, services, and databases, and to foster communication between individuals involved with the neurosciences. BrainMeta's primary objective is the acceleration of neuroscience development. BrainMeta's long-term goal involves the development of novel cognitive- and consciousness-enhancing neurotechnologies.
Secondary objectives are 1) To increase public awareness of the potentials offered by neuroscience and to educate the lay public in neuroscience matters, 2) To bring together highly motivated and competent scientists and other individuals for the purpose of achieving our core objective, and 3) To provide useful neuroscience services, tools, databases, and information for the facilitation of neuroscience research.
BrainMeta is fully financed by private and corporate sponsors and brings in anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 unique visitors per day (see stats).
BrainMeta was created in early 2004 by Shawn Mikula, a theoretical neuroscientist and neuroanatomist.