There are simpler ways we can improve our understanding of the brain than mapping it in its entirety Enter a roundworm which scientists have been used as a model to study the human brain for some time, but have now just created the first complete map of its entire nervous system.
ScienceIf science is going to reduce a person to a 3-D map of physical structures, at least we can take solace in the fact that it's an incredibly complex map. Let's take a quick look at the emerging science of connectomics, the dense mapping of brain neurons, and how it's leading to better cryonics.
Imagine for a moment if we could build a complete wiring diagram of a human brain – to map in detail every one of the hundred trillion or so synapses and roughly hundred billion neurons together with all the tiniest supporting mechanisms. What might that mean, and would it even be possible?