Major leap forward in brain technology

A new map of the brain is believed to be the most comprehensive yet. Picture: Matthew F. Glasser, David C. Van EssenNick Whighamnews.com.auShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail a friendIN WHAT many researchers are hailing as a spectacular leap forward in neuroscience, an extensive new map of the brain has been published by scientists giving unprecedented insight into the makeup of the mysterious organ. Dubbed the Human Connectome Project (HCP), the most sophisticated map yet details nearly 100 previously unknown areas of the human mind.Making an accurate map of the brain has been a century-old objective in neuroscience and researchers used artificial intelligence to help get them there.Along with advanced scanners, scientists ran artificial intelligence programs that “learned” the hidden regions of the brain by monitoring data…


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