Saturday, January 01, 2011

Connectome


This mind blowing image depicts, in very small part, the shape of neural pathways in the brain, a visualization made possible using state-of-the are neural imaging techniques that did not exist prior to 2008, something to consider as we move further into the 21st century.

"Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.


The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain."

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."  - Aldus Huxley
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