Scientists Made a New Map of the Human Brain

The areas of the brain in the new map. Image: Matthew F. Glasser, David C. Van Essen The human brain is a complex structure, full of different regions that connect to each other in different ways. For centuries, scientists have tried to map out these areas in an attempt to better understand how the brain works. Now, researchers have published a new brain “atlas” that includes nearly 100 previously unmapped regions. The idea is to offer neuroscientists a more precise way of pinpointing areas of the brain, which could help with understanding both how the brain works and what goes wrong in brain disorders. The new map shows areas associated with different tasks in different colours—blue for vision and red for hearing, for example. Image showing colour-coded mapped areas of…


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