Scientists have now developed the world’s first high-resolution 3-D model of the human brain.Read this post to know complete details of the same.
The reconstruction of this human brain shows the complete microscopic details which will enable the scientists to look at the minute details which are smaller than a strand of hair. This is supposed to be made free to neuroscientists to help them in research by the name “Big Brain”.
Researchers sliced 7,400 sections the brain of a deceased 65-year-old woman, each half the thickness of a human hair.
It was “like using Google Earth. You can see details that are not visible before we had this 3D reconstruction,” said professor Katrin Amunts the Julich Research Centre in Germany, one of the researchers involved.
Professor Paul Fletcher, a psychiatrist at Cambridge University is scanning the brains of patients to learn more about eating disorders. He said Big Brain can help see details at the level at which brain computations take place. Isn’t this an amazing progress? Share your views below.