20 years of African Neuroscience: Waking a sleeping giant

@article{Maina202020YO,
  title={20 years of African Neuroscience: Waking a sleeping giant},
  author={Mahmoud Bukar Maina and U Ahmad and H A Ibrahim and SK Hamidu and FE Nasr and A T Salihu and A I Abushouk and M Abdurrazak and M A Awadelkareem and Abdulbasit Amin and Aminu Imam and I D Akinrinade and A H Yakubu and IA Azeez and GM Yunusa and A A Adamu and H B Ibrahim and Aminu Bukar and A U Yaro and LL Prieto-Godino and Tom Baden},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
Understanding the function and dysfunction of the brain remains one of the key challenges of our time. However, an overwhelming majority of brain research is carried out in the Global North, by a minority of well-funded and intimately interconnected labs. In contrast, with an estimated one neuroscientist per million people in Africa, news about neuroscience research from the Global South remains sparse. Clearly, devising new policies to boost Africa’s neuroscience landscape is imperative… 
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