Seeking 1,000 Brains from the Healthy, the Diseased, the Extraordinary

Jacopo Annese is seeking 1,000 brains for the University of California San Diego Brain Observatory, but first, he's getting to know some of his future donors while they're still living. Annese, a neuroanatomist, takes a humanistic approach to exploring how our brains make us the people we are. By using MRIs to study healthy and diseased brains in the living, and after their deaths, digitally scanning ultra-thin slices of their brains for 3-D models, he hopes to elucidate the relationship...Full Story
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