July 21, 2016 | Esther Lie

We live in a scientifically advanced world, so I was shocked to discover that we still use brain maps from the early 1900s. But that could be changing.

Researchers have used imaging data from hundreds of brains to create a very detailed new map with 97 new regions.

Previous maps used one type of measurement. This team used multiple scanning techniques to show how parts of the brain differ, allowing them to redraw its borders.

This won't be the end of brain mapping, but I hope it will give us a better understanding of the weird workings of this complex organ.


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Scientists believe they've made the clearest, most accurate brain map to date - with 180 regions.


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