Comprehensive NYU Research Project to Study and Track 10,000 New Yorkers for 20 Years

The Human Project is a new research project starting this fall from neuroeconomic professor Paul Glimcher that will attempt to understand the future of big data and human decision making by tracking every aspect of 10,000 New York residents over the next 20 years.

Researchers will follow every aspect of their lives, virtually all the time, to try to answer fundamental questions about why we make the decisions we make and how they affect our lives. The hope is that in the vast streams of data — around 250 gigabytes of information on each subject every year, the equivalent of a computer hard drive — patterns will emerge that will help improve public health, education and decision making.

Check out the recent article in the New York Times for more details on The Human Project.

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