Human Connectome Project prepares to release initial images

02/18/2013 | BBC

The Human Connectome Project is preparing to release the first collection of images taken by a powerful imaging system as part of an effort to map the human brain. The initial images to be released in the coming weeks come from 80 to 100 people. Researchers hope the five-year project will help improve scientists' understanding of how the brain works as well as the mechanisms involved when something goes awry. The project, which will look at 1,200 brains, will also collect genetic and behavioral information to develop a model of the human psyche.

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