Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Human Connectome Project pieces together neural data through brain scans

UCLA's Daily Bruin covers the Human Connectome Project with Drs. Toga, Van Horn, and Thompson.

A collaborative project at UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging looks at how the brain integrates neural information to help scientists better understand brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, autism and multiple sclerosis. The Human Connectome Project, which was established in 2009, is the first of its kind in the field of connectomics, which is the study of interactions between different parts of the nervous system, said Arthur Toga, director of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging who is one of the principal investigators.

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