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“Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps. Brain Mapping is further defined as the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging (including intra-operative, Microscopic, Endoscopic and Multi-Modality imaging), Immunohistochemistry, Molecular & optogenetics, Stem cell and Cellular Biology, Engineering (material, electrical and biomedical), Neurophysiology and Nanotechnology.”
“Mapping the Brain to Better Understand Ourselves”
“Life can be an emotional roller coaster. Maybe you’ve been down in the dumps after a bad breakup or gotten ecstatic after news that you scored a huge promotion. Maybe you’ve totally forgotten what you were about to say or blurted out something hurtful that you didn’t mean to someone you love. Our minds play tricks on us. Our brains do the darndest things. But why?”
“Project to Map the Human Brain”
“Just like the Human Genome Project advanced research in genetics, a project to map the human brain will accelerate our understanding of how the mind works. As reported by the New York Times, the Obama administration will unveil an effort to map out brain activity as part of its budget proposals.”
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