Diffusion Spectrum Imaging Used to Map the Structural Core of Human Cerebral Cortex

A new paper in the open access journal PLoS Biology describes a new way to model the human brain using diffusion spectrum imaging. Since we're in the omics age of science, you shouldn't be surprised that this map is dubbed the connectome. The semantics of the connectome is similar to genome, proteome, metabalome, transcriptome --... Continue Reading →

The Social Brain Hypothesis: Are our brains hardwired to deal with social hierarchies?

Almost all primates live in groups with an observable and definable social hierarchy, and humans aren't an exception. We may overlook it in our day to day lives, but every so often it becomes evident that we interact best when we understand the pecking order. The social brain hpyothesis argues that the cognitive demands of... Continue Reading →

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