Gamers built a 'digital museum' that unlocked new secrets of the brain
A cure for Alzheimer's. Mind-controlled tech. Human "immortality." So many of our hopes for the future hinge upon the same thing: an accurate map of the human brain. To push the effort forward, a team of researchers harnessed the power of gaming and published the results of that effort in the journal Cell. The brain contains an estimated 100 billion neurons making 100 trillion connections. Despite all our technological advances, we still know very little about how these neurons function, and until we figure that out, we’re building any research into the brain off of incomplete data.
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