Charting out a ‘Google Maps’ for the brain

Sketch of a brain with the world map superimposed on its surface and hands holding pencils, colouring in this brain-map.
Published: 6 October 2022

What would be possible if there were a tool like Google Maps for the brain? On October 6, HBHL-funded researchers at The Neuro published work in Nature Methods that takes a big step towards making this idea a reality. This effort comes out of the Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics & Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) initiative combining neuroscience and artificial intelligence to build highly detailed 3D models of the brain at the cellular level.

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