Mapping neural connections

For all its importance, the human brain remains an enigma. It contains and controls everything that makes humans human, yet researchers know little about what truly makes it tick. NIH Director Francis Collins has called the brain “the most complicated biological structure in the known universe. We’ve only just scratched the surface in understanding how it works.” Naturally, researchers are working hard to address that information gap. Some are exploring these mysteries using whole-brain imaging. Others are mapping activity at the cellular level. Still others have taken a reductionist approach, tracing the wiring of the brain’s seemingly limitless circuitry… Read more at (PDF)

~ by jeffreyperkel on November 12, 2014.

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