Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Making connections - the human connectome project

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You may be interested in the flowing news feature: 

Jon Bardin. Making Connections. Nature 2012;483:394-6.

"The network, dubbed the 'connectome', is a web of nerve-fibre bundles that criss-cross the brain in their thousands and form the bulk of the brain's white matter. It relays signals between specialized regions devoted to functions such as sight, hearing, motion and memory, and ties them together into a system that perceives, decides and acts as a unified whole...."

The Human Connectome Project is an a initiative to map this network!

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