• Mapping the Fruit-Fly Brain

    21 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Scientists have succeeded in mapping the neurons and connections of a fruit fly brain. "A population of neurons that is responsible for updating the fly's internal compass." FlyEM/Janelia Research Campus / New York Times
    According to the New York Times , "their speck-size brains are tremendously complex, containing some 100,000 neurons and tens of millions of connections, or synapses, between them...The work, which is continuing, is time-consuming and expensive, even with the help of state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms. But the data they have released so far is stunning in its...
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