Supporting Brain Science

Glia is a proud supporter of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI) for brain research. Our CEO Daniel Michaeli, is an admirer of Mr. Tianqiao Chen, who after a wildly successful entrepreneurial career in China, has recently made it his life mission to eliminate human suffering through research on brain function and perception.

TCCI focuses on bringing together the world’s most talented researchers across biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, the humanities and the social sciences to investigate the complex interactions governing sensation, perception and cognition.

Brain Discovery

Interdisciplinary research in basic sciences to understand fundamental brain at the level of the individual neuron and synapse. TCCI supports research that will deepen the understanding of how the brain gathers, organizes and retains information, and translates perceptions into thoughts, emotions, decisions, actions and memories. Currently, limited understanding of these processes is bottlenecking new discoveries in both brain treatment and development.

Brain Treatment

TCCI seeks to translate an improved understanding of brain mechanisms and processes into breakthroughs in the treatment of physical and psychological suffering. In particular, the institute focuses on two areas:

The first is mental disorders, such as anxiety issues, mood disorders, chronic pain, schizophrenia and other psychotic problems. The second is neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases.

Brain Development

An acute understanding of fundamental brain processes offers multiple windows of opportunity to leverage and enhance brain capacity, with three areas of focus:
First, TCCI is committed to studying the relationship and interaction between the brain and machine. Second, neural interfaces that can augment human capabilities. Third, research in neural mechanisms, cognition architectures and brain machine interfaces for artificial intelligence.

Read more about Mr. Chen and his vision for the Institute: A letter from Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo
Watch the Institute’s powerful documentary, “Minds Wide Open” about how we can advance humanity by unlocking the secrets of the mind.

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