News

Mapping the Brain

What are the cells that make up our brains?

Hundreds of neuroscientists came together to build a ‘parts list’ of the mammalian motor cortex, the brain region that controls movement, laying the groundwork to map the whole brain and better understand brain diseases.

An ultra detailed map of the brain region that controls movement, from mice to monkeys to humans

Hundreds of neuroscientists built a ‘parts list’ of the motor cortex, laying groundwork to map the whole brain and better understand brain diseases.

Read More

News

Living brain donors are helping us better understand our own neurons — including those potentially linked to Alzheimer’s disease

October 6, 2021

As part of an international effort to map cell types in the brain, scientists identified increased diversity of neurons in regions of the human brain that expanded during our evolution

News

New insights about evolution of human brain region that controls voluntary movement, including rare, large neurons vulnerable in ALS

October 6, 2021

Is our brain like that of a mouse or a monkey? New study aims to find our cellular similarities — and key differences 

News

Now in stunning, whole-brain resolution: neurons

October 12, 2021

A new study traced the 3D shape of more than 1700 complete mouse neurons across the entire brain 

As part of a huge collaborative effort supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, our researchers and collaborators have completed the most detailed map to date of the motor cortex, the brain region that controls movement. This brain atlas will pave the way for mapping the entire mammalian brain and could lead to a better understanding of mysterious brain diseases such as ALS.

0