Mind mappers: mapping the brain to understand the mind -- Science Nation
Mind mappers: mapping the brain to understand the mind
Neuroanatomist Jacopo Annese is looking for 1,000 brains. The director of the Brain Observatory at the University of California, San Diego, is on a quest to collect, dissect and digitize images of the human brain for the Digital Brain Library, which was launched with support from NSF. Annese and his team look for connections--mapping brain structure and connecting it to human behavior. He believes that, with a large enough catalog of brains preserved as virtual models, scientists can explore the organ in new ways, revealing new insights into what makes the brain tick.
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