Pink and purple animated neuron

“This is the landmark first reference that we can use to compare everything else.”

Joshua Vogelstein, an author of a new study from Johns Hopkins University in which researchers “completed the most advanced brain map to date.”

Published on

mar 14, 2023

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Why It Matters: The groundbreaking brain map is of a baby fruit fly and shows 3,000+ neurons, helping to pave the way for a better understanding of humans’ 80 billion+ neuron network. Bottom Line: "What we learned about code for fruit flies will have implications for the code for humans. That's what we want to understand -- how to write a program that leads to a human brain network,” said Vogelstein.

Scientists complete first map of an insect brain (Science Daily)

The first wiring map of an insect's brain hints at incredible complexity (NPR)

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