For a species that knows so much about what goes on in the universe, we know surprisingly little about what happens inside our own heads. In September 2016, Ed Lein and other researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science took humanity one more step in that direction by creating the most detailed map of the human brain to date.
How They Did It
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The Allen Brain Atlas
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The Human Connectome Project
A map that came out right before the Allen Brain Atlas doubled the number of regions that we knew existed in the human brain.
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