Google Publishes Largest Ever High-Resolution Map Of Brain Connectivity


New Delhi: Google and Virginia-based Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have come up with the largest high-resolution map of brain connectivity in any animal.

The 3D model traces 20 million synapses that connect approximately 25,000 neurons in the brain of a fruit fly.

Google said the project involved a considerable amount of human labour to check the software’s functionality. Scientists from the Janelia Research Campus spent 2 years to verify each and every route of 20 million chemical synapses in the map using virtual reality headsets and custom 3D editing software.

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