New Human Brain Map RevealedJuly 20, 2016
Researchers reveal that human brain has at least 180 different regions, confirming the existence of 83 known regions and adding 97 new ones.
Now researchers have updated the 100-year-old map in a scientific tour de force which reveals that the human brain has at least 180 different regions that are important for language, perception, consciousness, thought, attention and sensation.
The map will have an immediate impact on fundamental brain research, but will also quickly be taken up by neurosurgeons who can use the scientists’ computer algorithm to identify all of the different brain regions in patients they are about to operate on, (helping) in surgical planning to avoid areas that are involved in movement, and in understanding and producing language.
In the longer term, and potentially many years away, detailed brain maps are expected to help neuroscientists to understand how things go wrong in people with a range of disorders, such as dementia and schizophrenia.