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World's most detailed scans will reveal how brain works
6th March 2013
Scientists say they have published the most detailed brain scans "the world has ever seen" as part of a project to understand how the organ works.
The aim of the project is to determine how a person's brain structure influences their talents and behaviour.
Researchers involved in the so called Human Connectome Project have published the scans of 68 adults in the study.
They eventually hope to scan 1,200 people and also collect details of their behavioural traits and DNA.
The information is made freely available to neuroscientists in their quest to unlock the secrets of the human brain.
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