Spectacular brain images reveal surprisingly simple structure
Stunning new visuals of the brain reveal a deceptively simple pattern of organization in the wiring of this complex organ.
With the global structure of brain region-t0-region communication mapped out, and revealing a simplistic structure, the potential to understand what goes wrong in brain injury should be aided greatly. These crude maps, for the moment, should at least give us a refreshing view on how the different regions might function together.
I can’t wait to see what new angles in research come out of this connectome project.
- How Your Brain Is Like Manhattan (npr.org)
- Simple 3-D grid structure underlying complexity of primate brain (sciencedaily.com)
- Human brain organised like a 3D ‘New York City’ grid (newscientist.com)
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