The Human Connectome Project (HCP) is mapping the connections between neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior. The findings from HCP will help transform our understanding of the human mind and brain in health, and in disease.
Neurons in the brain Credit: Dr Jonathan Clarke. Pyramidal neurons forming a network in the brain. These are nerve cells from the cerebral cortex that have one large apical dendrite and several basal dendrites.
We're social animals, people. Over the course of thousands of years of evolution, we've found it easier to survive by sticking together, which makes it more likely we'll find vital resources like food and shelter. Without companionship for long.
In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters - Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up — a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron — has been no small task for science.