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Scientists Paint Multicolor Atlas of the Brain

Published in Brain/Neurology, Tech News.

Summary: A newly developed technique dubbed NeuroPAL is helping researchers investigate the dynamics of neural networks in the nervous system of microscopic worms.

Source: Columbia University

The human brain contains approximately 86 billion neurons, or nerve cells, woven together by an estimated 100 trillion connections, or synapses. Each cell has a role that helps us to move muscles, process our environment, form memories, and much more.

Given the huge number of neurons and connections, there is still much we don’t know about how neurons work together to give rise to thought or behavior.