Project to map human brain from womb to birth releases stunning images

Project to map human brain from womb to birth releases stunning images

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By: Ian Sample Science editor | Project to map human brain from womb to birth releases stunning images | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Scientists hope to understand how conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit disorders arise using thousands images of brain’s wiring

A landmark project to map the wiring of the human brain from womb to birth has released thousands of images that will help scientists unravel how conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit disorders arise in the brain.

The first tranche of images come from 40 newborn babies who were scanned in their sleep to produce stunning high-resolution pictures of early brain anatomy and the intricate neural wiring that ferries some of the earliest signals around the organ.

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