ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Call them the Brain Generation -- the tens of thousands of college and graduate students working toward degrees in neuroscience, and the high school students who want to join them someday.

They’ve grown up in a time when exciting new discoveries about the brain come out every day, fueled by a revolution in scientific tools during their short lives. And that has fueled a boom in students choosing to work toward a neuroscience degree.

But even as they study and train, they’re worried about their futures – and whether they’ll get to use their brains to the fullest in a time of tight research funding.

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