Exciting Advances from NIH’s Human Connectome Project

Map of 180 areas in the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. Credit: Matthew F. Glasser, David C. Van Essen, Washington University Medical School, Saint Louis, Missouri

NIH-funded scientists map human brain in unprecedented detail…

In a recent Nature paper, an NIH-funded team reports on work to analyze brain imaging data from hundreds of volunteers as part of NIH’s Human Connectome Project – work that generated the most detailed map of the human cortex to date. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins wrote blog posts about this fantastic work, which you can read on the OSTP Blog and the NIH Director’s Blog.