The Best Scan of Human Brain Wiring to Date

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The brain is an enigma, researchers out of Cardiff University are trying to learn more (image credit: Unsplash/Jesse Orrico)

A group of scientists from Cardiff University, in collaboration with engineers from Siemens, have created the most detailed scan of the white matter in a human brain. White matter refers to the connecting material, or the 'wiring' that connects regions of our brain together. The study also shows which way the signals in our brain move, as well as the density of the white matter in different regions.

 

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The Best Scan of Human Brain Wiring to Date
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As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.