Mapping the Structural Core of Human Cerebral Cortex

A groundbreaking study has just come out that used various MRI techniques to map the structure and function of human brains. We are working with MRI experts to do similar things with the heart. Here’s a figure from the paper illustrating the process:
Brain Mapping

The study was done by an international team of scientists, with first author Patric Hagmann. Because it was published in the open-access PLoS Biology, you can get the whole article, online or in PDF form, here, regardless of your university affiliation or lack thereof.

This is really cool. It’s the first step in a new era of reverse-engineering the brain, and the body in general.