NEURO-SCIENCE awesomeness mapping brain’s intricate landmarks

Animation of an MRI brain scan, starting at th...

Animation of an MRI scan of the brain from top to bottom (Image via Wikipedia - Solipsist)

"Scientists have found a way to use MRI scanning data to map myelin, a white sheath that covers some brain cell branches. Such maps, previously only available via dissection, help scientists detemine precisely where they are at in the brain." (Graphic Via David Van Essen)

NEURO-SCIENTISTS have new help mapping brain’s intricate landmarks; like explorers mapping new planet>but probing brain! Developed in part through the HUMAN CONNECTOME PROJECT, scientists can now use MRI scanning data to do this~sb

“The brain is among the most complex structures known, with approximately 90 billion neurons transmitting information across 150 trillion connections,” says David Van Essen, PhD, Edison Professor and head of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University.

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