Researchers map, measure brainís neural connections – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The brain is the most complex part of the human body. And Dr. David Laidlaw, a professor and NIH-funded researcher at Brown University says to study the brain, it can help to look at it simply.
Laidlaw: If you tried to understand the entirety of the brain in, you know, one picture say, there'd just be too much; it would be overwhelming. And so there's a process of discovery that usually involves looking at simpler representations first.
Narrator: Laidlaw’s team has made a new tool using Google Maps for medical researchers to better see and understand the images they’re already getting. For more information about brain research and brain imaging, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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