The Human Connectome Project (HCP) is a project to construct a map of the complete structural and functional neural connections in vivo within and across individuals. The HCP represents the first large-scale attempt to collect and share data of a scope and detail sufficient to begin the process of addressing deeply fundamental questions about human connectional anatomy and variation
"The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. "
Debates about the connection between the mind and the body date all the way back to ancient times. Today, we might finally have plausible answers. Neurologists have been diligently working on mapping areas of the brain where specific emotions occur, and how these target areas interact with other parts of the brain. As it turns out, the mind-body connection seems to be very strong indeed.
This infographic discusses each of the following structures of the brain and their functions: Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe, Cerebellum and Temporal Lobe. It also discusses the right and left hemispheres of the brain and what they are responsible for controlling.
These incredible psychedelic images are synapse maps of the human brain at work. The Human Connectome Project has been exploring the brain’s conenctions using a high-resolution map since 2010, and the project seeks to examine the brains of 1,200 volunteers to create a database of healthy brain structure. These images show the Human Connectome Project’s […]
The image on the left shows a dissection of a human brain, performed by Ludwig and Klingler from post mortem tissue. The dissection reveals major anatomical features of the brain, but does not reveal the brain’s connections. Shown on the right is a complete map of the major anatomical connections linking distinct regions of the cerebral cortex. The map was generated by Hagmann in 2008 from magnetic resonance imaging data acquired from a living person. In its entirety, the brain consists...