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The Rainbow Brain Map is Colorful

 - Apr 2, 2012
References: wired &
Scientists have been studying the human mind for well over a century, and the Rainbow Brain Map offers more insight into this intricate part of the human body.

Researches have invented a method called Diffusion Spectrum Imaging to scan the brain in a rainbow effect to see how nerves connect within the brain. Contrary to popular belief, nerves actually meet at relatively right-angled intersections, making the mind look more organized than previously thought. When scanning four different types of monkeys, likenesses were also found. The ability to develop the Rainbow Brain Map using Diffusion Spectrum Imaging could potentially allow for groundbreaking revelations in mind studies.

Although the Rainbow Brain Map looks like a beautiful drawing, it's impact is more beneficial to science than the arts.