Important step. But inside each braincell a world of complexity is found too. We need IMHO architectural concepts like complex parallel pattern transforms and correlation to understand more.
Jaap van Till, Connectivist
Just imagine being able to surf through the brain and its 86 billion neurons – well now you can. Scientists have developed the first high-definition 3D model of a complete human brain – it is called Big Brain. Researchers from Canada and Germany have constructed the 3D digital model based upon the preserved brain of a 65-year-old woman that had been preserved in wax. It was sliced into ultra-thin sections. The scientists then used modern brain imaging technologies to analyse each individual piece after which the sections were put back together into the highest possible resolution 3D digital model.
Katrin Amunts, the project leader at the Forschungszentrum in Jülich, said: “The Big Brain is a three-dimensional atlas of the human brain with microscopic resolution. We had to make more than 7,500 histological sections of a human brain, which then were reconstructed three-dimensionally. Which means that finally we have…
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