Connectome Progress Report

February 13th, 2013 in News 0 comments


The Human Connectome Project (HCP) has started trials on volunteers with a state-of-the-art scanner.

New maps of the networks of live brains could lead to better treatments for neurological disorders

New maps of the networks of live brains could lead to better treatments for neurological disorders

Today’s technology allows neuroscientists to map the brain’s connections on an unprecedented level of detail. The ultimate goal of the HCP is to create a map, or connectome, of every neuron and synapse to better understand how the brain works. A better understanding of the brain means a better understanding of brain disorders like schizophrenia or autism, which in turn means better treatment.
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