January 31, 2014

Something Wonderful: A Cutting Edge Exposition on and Digram of the Human Brain

In this video, Jeff Lichtman, a neuroscientist at Harvard, talks about his project to see everything in the brain, with some of the mind-blowing visualizations he and his colleagues have created. I think these images are the clearest proof of just how big a task neuroscientists have taken on in trying to map the brain and understand how it works.

Let your mind soak in this for five minutes and your mind will be (How shall we put it?) by the visualizations blown.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 31, 2014 9:00 PM
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Ahhh ... but is there proof, within those graphically depicted circuits, that Chris Christie ordered the Noo Joisey synapses to be be rendered deliberately sclerotic, thereby causing the thrombosis in the George Washington main artery? And if indeed there is - can we be sure that it's not just a photoshop jobbie?

As the neuroscientist pointed out, we're only three inches into that mystery - with many miles to go.

Posted by: Frank P at February 1, 2014 9:08 AM

Btw, as an erstwhile trick-cyclist, Krauthammer might be able to help, but then again, I suspect he might himself be prone to a bit of photoshopping, particularly where Christie is concerned.

Posted by: Frank P at February 1, 2014 9:16 AM

These ain't real, are they? They're just, like, cartoons, right? Where's all the fried synapses, the burned or dead parts? Where's the little angel sitting on one side whispering and the little devil on the other side? And not one light bulb. I dunno, there's about nine tenths of my brain, ain't been used yet. Lots of vacant space, "for rent" signs stuck up in there.

Posted by: chasmatic at February 1, 2014 5:23 PM