Thursday, June 20, 2013

First 3D Digital Brain

Great brain machine!
Image GrabCAD Sudhir Gill
In all, 80 billion neurons have been captured in this painstaking process which took 10 years to complete.

The result is a 3D high definition digital brain into which researchers can zoom to study areas of interest in microscopic detail.

One of the researchers involved, Prof Katrin Amunts from the Julich Research Centre in Germany, said that it was "like using Google Earth. You can see details that are not visible before we had this 3D reconstruction".
Pallab Gosh
BBC Science reporter

See also the article in Science BigBrain project