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New Brain Maps With ­nmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience


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Neural paths

A new technology for tracing the precise pathways of neural connections in the brain works with numbers of cellsthat were unimaginable until recently.

Credit: Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine; Original byktsdesign

Sitting at the desk in his lower campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me to show off a complicated matrix-style graph. Imagine something that looks like a spreadsheet but instead of numbers it's filled with colors of varying hues and gradations.

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