I've been thinking about a project that anyone can get involved with and that may be of a real benefit. I came up with an idea called Join the Dots. The basic premise is that we all do our research into tinnitus when we get it, we scour the internet and find everything we possibly can. I figure lets try and coordinate that research and turn it into something that benefits everyone. I even made a picture for it - under which there's a bit more detail. Please let me know what you think, really want feedback and to understand if others see it as useful and if not, what would you suggest? The thing that got me thinking about this was the Josef Rauschecker work I saw at TRI. He has identified the grey matter shrinkage in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in tinnitus patients. To my knowledge though nobody has yet built on this - I wonder can we find a way of cognitive training that is proven re-build this area and test it out to see if it helps our tinnitus? Maybe there is other research that we can find for something completely different that has a hypothesis of treatment? If we can do that then can we connect up research across other disciplines, gather info on a particular intervention and see if there are lessons to be learned elsewhere? Maybe we could even influence research projects like this. At the very least we can collect all of the information in one place and make it easy for everyone to search and understand.