From NY Times: Deanna Barch talks fast, as if she doesn’t want to waste any time getting to the task at hand, which is substan­tial. She is one of the researchers here at Wash­ington Univer­sity working on the first inter­ac­tive wiring diagram of the living, working human brain.

To build this diagram she and her colleagues are doing brain scans and cogni­tive, psycho­log­ical, phys­ical and genetic assess­ments of 1,200 volun­teers. They are more than a third of the way through collecting infor­ma­tion. Then comes the processing of data, incor­po­rating it into a three-dimen­sional, inter­ac­tive map of the healthy human brain showing struc­ture and func­tion, with detail to one and a half cubic millime­ters, or less than 0.0001 cubic inches. · Go to The brain, in exquisite detail →