Paint brain neu­rons in 3D

Fol­low the wind­ing path of a nerve cell through the brain and help sci­en­tists comb out the com­plex net­work of links.

Science Illustrated - - SPACE -

PLAY: The hu­man brain con­sists of some 100 bil­lion neu­rons – or nerve cells – that ram­ify in a net­work of bil­lions of links. Map­ping out all neu­rons is a huge project, and con­se­quently, sci­en­tists have scanned an en­tire sliced brain at a high res­o­lu­tion and de­vel­oped a game, in which you have to colour the neu­rons. More than 250,000 peo­ple have played the game, and their re­sults have been used to map out the nerve links of vi­sion.

The nerve cells of the brain make up a net­work with bil­lions of links.

2D cross sec­tion of the brain 3D cross sec­tion of the brain By ro­tat­ing the cube, you can see the cross sec­tion of the brain from all sides. Coloured neu­ron Scroll to move up and down the brain.

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