Researchers map, measure brainís neural connections – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. NIH-funded computer scientists at Brown University have created software based on Google Maps to examine the human brain. Professor David Laidlaw explains that roads are in some ways organized like the brain.
Laidlaw: The brain is organized in actually quite an analogous way. It has lots of big pathways, which go from one region of the brain to another, but then they branch out like the littler roads; and oftentimes, problems can show up at that detailed level or they can show up in the bigger roadways; and looking at things at the right level helps to find them more quickly.
Narrator: 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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