Forbes interviewed 59-year old Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on the Allen Institute for Brain Science, a lab that has contributed greatly to the search for the secret of consciousness. Shortly after his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2003, Allen donated his first $100 million to found the Institute. The funds were used to create Mouse Brain Atlas — a collection of 85 million images of the mouse brain — which has helped identify genes that cause multiple sclerosis, memory loss, and eating disorders in people. Since then, the 20th richest man in America has invested another $400 million in the Allen Institute to map the human brain and work on other similar projects. To find out more about the cutting edge of neuroscience, read the full article at the source link below.