New Map Of The Brain Identifies 97 Previously Unknown Areas

Matthew F. Glasser, David C. Van Essen The new map of the human cortex contains 180 distinct areas in each hemisphere.  If you ask a neuroscientist to show you a map of the brain, chances are they’ll pick one that’s more than a century old. In 1909, a German anatomist named Korbinian Brodmann published an intricate map of the brain’s surface. He painstakingly stained brain cells of many kinds to find the anatomical features that set them apart and the rules that governed their layered organization. We now know that neurons that sense a touch on the skin are found in Brodmann area 1; those allowing you to read this article sit in area 17. Now, scientists have built an updated map of the brain that further refines those areas. Published Wednesday in…


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