Whole-brain Circuit Map Could Reveal What Goes Wrong In Autism, Schizophrenia And Other Brain Disorders

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 22:14 in Biology & Nature

Scientists from major research institutions in the U.S. and Europe argue strongly in favor of committing resources to prepare a comprehensive map of neural circuits in the mammalian brain. Along with charting the circuitry underlying brain functions, the map is also expected to provide insights about brain dysfunctions in autism, schizophrenia and various mood disorders.

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