[ExI] World's biggest human brain map unveiled

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Thu Apr 21 08:49:53 UTC 2011

natasha at natasha.cc wrote:
> What is the "leading edge technology" that was used to create this 
> computerized brain map?  Does this mean that the combination of MRI, 
> DTI, microarry and ISH, form this leading edge technology?
> But then it says it this is a "gene map" and that RNA was obtained 
> through slicing and dicing.

The Allen brain map is one project, and they are using anatomical 
sampling from two human brains. Not the complete slice and dice I would 
favor, but taking a sample from roughly every region and measuring what 
genes are expressed.


The conenctome project is separate.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute 
James Martin 21st Century School 
Philosophy Faculty 
Oxford University 

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