Most Detailed Map of the Human Brain Releasedadmin
A group of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have taken another step in mapping the most mysterious organ in the human body – the brain. The findings, reported in Nature, revealed 97 previously unknown brain regions and mapped out 83 previously cataloged regions. The New York Times is calling this an “unprecedented glimpse into the machinery of the human mind.”
“This map you should think of as version 1.0,” neuroscientist and the lead author of the new research Matthew F. Glasser told The New York Times. “There may be a version 2.0 as he data get better and more eyes look at the data. We hope the map can evolve as the science progresses.”
An example featured on Thrillist.com looked at an area of the brain called 55b that seemed to activate when those participating in the study listened to stories, which means this region is mostly likely linked with language. How it is linked and what this potential connection means is still up for debate, “but now researchers interested in language processing have a new region that could yeild better understanding of how humans understand…other humans,” the Thrillist article said.
More photos can be seen in the article published in Nature here.