WATCH: How the Brain Gets Its Folds

Scientists performed some heady origami in the lab.

In order to study how the brain forms its unique structure of folds and grooves, a team of scientists from Finland and the United States recreated the folding process with a 3-D printed, artificial brain. One could be forgiven for confusing their model with the real thing, and they published findings from their hyper-realistic simulation Monday in the journal Nature Physics. 

Building a Brain
Researchers constructed their smooth br

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