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U.S. Congressman Praises Israel's Brain Technology Work

One of the fastest growing brain research hubs is located in Israel, says Congressman Chaka Fattah.
By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 10/16/2013, 4:12 AM

Chaka Fattah
Chaka Fattah
Yoni Kempinski

U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah was in attendance on Tuesday at the BrainTech 2013 conference in Tel Aviv.

BrainTech 2013 provides a forum for researchers from around the world to meet with investors, entrepreneurs, startups, and international corporations, who will learn about the latest in brain technologies from Israel and around the world. During the event, the latest in practical breakthroughs in brain research, neurotechnology, computerization, treatment of brain-related diseases, game research, and more.

Fattah, the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district, delivered a keynote address at the technology conference. Fattah's keynote speech, entitled "Neurotechnology—The Time is Now," addressed his work as the architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative (FNI) and provided an update on President Barack Obama's BRAIN Initiative.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva on the sidelines of the conference, Fattah praised the efforts by President Shimon Peres in promoting Israeli brain technologies.

Peres, said Fattah, “has decided that Israel, in its superior abilities in this regard, is going to help the world, and President Obama has worked with me and with the Congress so that we can do a major effort” on brain technology.

He noted that one of the fastest growing brain research hubs is located in Israel, pointing out breakthroughs in the field being recorded annually at both the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at Haifa University.

“I’m here in support of what’s being done and to build on our strategic alliance,” said Fattah.