Big Brain

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After 10 years of research, neuroscientists no longer have to rely on 2D anatomical drawings of the brain to discover abnormalities.  Studying a 65-year-old woman’s brain which was totally free of any known neurological disease they have been able to develop what they call BigBrain.  BigBrain is a 3D digital atlas of the brain.  Essentially it there are 7,400 digital slices of the brain enabling neuroscientists and neurosurgeons to examine the organ in microscopic detail.  Joseph Masdeu, a neuroimaging expert at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland described the previous technology as under stocked library – “the book you need is not there.”

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