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Mapping brain differences

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This image of the human brain uses colors and shapes to show neurological differences between two people. The blurred front portion of the brain, associated with complex thought, varies most between the individuals. The blue ovals mark areas of basic function that vary relatively little. Visualizations like this one are part of a project to map complex and dynamic information about the human brain, including genes, enzymes, disease states, and anatomy. The brain maps represent collaborations between neuroscientists and experts in math, statistics, computer science, bioinformatics, imaging, and nanotechnology.

Featured in the October 18, 2005, issue of Biomedical Beat.


Arthur Toga, University of California, Los Angeles

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Arthur Toga, University of California, Los Angeles


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