Scientists discover and map nearly 100 distinct regions of the human brain

Carl Zimmer, a health reporter for the New York Times, wrote a very interesting piece that appeared in Wednesday’s paper.  The article described how scientists have put together an updated map of the human brain that identifies almost 100 distinct regions.  Each region is believed to have a different function, and scientists will now go about the work of identifying the role played by each region.

Scientists will rely on this guide as they attempt to understand virtually every aspect of the brain, from how it develops in children and ages over decades, to how it can be corrupted by diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

Carl Zimmer, New York Times

You can read the entire article at the New York Times website..