Brain Imaging Breakthrough

In recent news, researchers at the Cardiff University Brain Imaging Centre have produced new scanning equipment to show the workings of the brain. One user has stated that the research was akin to using the Hubble telescope after years of using binoculars.

The scan shows the wiring of the human brain. White areas/matter make up the inner part of the brain and are made of dense fibres packed in a tight arrangement. Siemens engineers used the latest computer tools to create 3D images mapping the brain and the nerve impulses and signals of a patient. The scanner uses colour coding to highlight the direction of travel of the impulses and density of fibres to produce a more refined image and a new way of viewing brain mappings. This technology can be used to learn more about and possibly aid the treatment of dementia, MS and epilepsy along with numerous other neurological conditions.

References:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/health-40487049/the-most-detailed-scan-of-the-wiring-of-the-human-brain

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/07/05/15/17/worlds-most-detailed-scan-of-the-human-brain-shows-how-information-travels

http://businessnewswales.com/cardiff-university-brain-research-imaging-centre-cubric-wins-major-science-buildings-award/

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