Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Research Gets Look at Brain's Wiring

Researchers for the first time are documenting the basic wiring of the brain, the complex relationships among billions of neurons that are responsible for reason, memory and emotion. The work eventually could lead to better understanding of schizophrenia, autism, multiple sclerosis and other disorders.
A look at the hidden anatomy of brain wiring.
New techniques, including advances in brain scans, are helping to reveal the hidden anatomy of brain wiring and giving scientists a new understanding of how thoughts, memories and emotions are formed. WSJ's Robert Lee Hotz reports.
"It may be the first new perspective on neuroanatomy in 100 years," said Bruce Rosen, director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. "There may be some real surprises."

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