Brain Wiring Mapped Via Super Charged MRI [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 6th, 2012

The wiring your brain is more orderly than most people would imagine: instead of spaghetti mess of connections it’s actually more of an orderly grid. Check out this 3D MRI scan and accompanying article to peek inside.

Courtesy of the NIMH:

No tangles! The human brain’s connections turn out to be a an orderly 3D grid structure with no diagonals. 2D sheets of parallel fibers cross at right angles — ” like the warp and weft of a fabric.” The first pictures from the most powerful brain scanner of its kind reveal an “astonishingly simple architecture.” This diffusion spectrum image of a whole human brain came from the new Connectom scanner, part of the NIH’s Human Connectome Project.

Source: Van Wedeen, M.D., Martinos Center and Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University Medical School

Check out the full article at the link below.

Brain Wiring a No-Brainer [National Institute of Mental Health via Flowing Data]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/6/12
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