(order form can be found in the back of this report) Foreword Extraordinary developments in the neuroscience in recent years have shown promise of new advances for treating diseases of the nervous system and for increased general understanding of the human mind. Paralleling these developments has been a growing congressional interest in their policy implications. The designation of the 1990s by the101st Congress as the “Decade of the Brain ” is one indication of this interest, as was the request for OTA to undertake a series of reports under an assessment of “New Developments in Neuroscience. ” Requesting committees are the House Committees on Energy and Commerce
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