Deconstructing Brain Wiring, One Neuron At A Time

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Researchers have long said they won't be able to understand the brain until they can put together a "wiring diagram" -- a map of how billions of neurons are interconnected. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have jumped what many believe to be a major hurdle to preparing that chart: Identifying all of the connections to a single neuron. ...