Future Lab: Mapping the Network in the Brain

October 11th, 2010 |
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Brain trauma affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. each year because of accidents and participation in sports. But little is understood about the connections within the brain that can be broken but not detected. Using MRI scans, computer scientists are helping brain researchers to map the network of tracks–containing hundreds of thousands of axons–in the human brain. This research is very exploratory but promises to yield new discoveries about the brain.

Total time: 10:49

Interviewees:
Dr. Walter Schneider, Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Denver Dash, Research Scientist, Intel Labs, Pittsburgh
Dr. Mei Chen, Senior Scientist, Intel Labs, Pittsburgh

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