Tensions related to the Human Brain Project (HBP) became public
"The extremes of this ribbon touch. In 2014, tensions related to the Human Brain Project (HBP) became public after several hundred scientists published a protest letter."
"While the core problems concerned governance and transparency, as well as the place of cognitive and systems neuroscience within HBP, numerous neuroscientists had from the beginning questioned its basic scientific logic, and even the Mediation Report’s subdued language echoes the many who believe that HBP was sold on unrealistic claims and overstated promises (Marquardt 2015). Bartlett (2015) and Theil (2015) give a good idea of the controversy."