If you’ve always been curious about how a brain works or how it is laid out there’s tons of information available out there, but at the moment we have very complex diagrams that have been created using diffusion imaging. These images, without anatomical reference and showing more information than necessary is hard even for medical researchers to understand. Well, the researchers at Brown University have managed to simplify these images into 2D images.
Breaking down the complex images into maps akin to a 2D Google Maps map, they have made it easier to explore the neural pathways of the brain. Users make use of a simple web-based digital interface combined with 3D images to explore the brain. Definitely something worth checking out if you’ve ever wanted to know what your brain mapped out would be. Head here to find out more about the brain mapping project and if you’d like to try it out.