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Mental Labyrinth

i-17d60be3a470bea78dd168a5c212d4a5-monkey cortex 500.jpgA new map of some of the connections neurons make in the frontal cortex of a monkey’s brain. From PLOS Computational Biology. Bigger image here.


  1. #1 PhysioProf
    April 5, 2008

    This kind of stuff looks real fancy, but it tells us essentially nothing about how the brain processes information.

  2. #2 JohnX
    April 7, 2008

    It appears as if everything is connected to everything else. No wonder there is so much noise in my brain (referencing Carl’s previous post).

  3. #3 Zach Miller
    April 7, 2008

    *brain explodes upon viewing image*

  4. #4 luca
    April 9, 2008

    #3: Lol, you can’t stand being a ‘strange loop’?

    to #1: why do you think it tells us nothing? I am no physiologist or else, but I’d guess the people who made up the piccie did it with an aim in mind, not just to get some fancy picture to print on T-Shirts (hey, neat idea! – gonna do it)

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