Scientists complete first map of an insect brain
First map of insect brain signals 'big step forward' in understanding thoughts
Researchers have built the first ever map of an insect's brain, showing every neuron and how they are wired together - now experts say this could bring them closer to understanding the mechanism of thought and behaviour.
Mission to map tiny insect brain finally bears fruit
Scientists have mapped all the connections inside an insect’s brain for the first time, in a painstaking project.The international team built a schematic of all the 3,016 neurons in a fruit fly larva’s brain, along with the 548,000 connections between them.This “connectome” contains more than twice as many neurons as the previous largest mapped brain, in a worm larva, and will form a basis for understanding the neurology of the fruit fly, which i
The first wiring map of an insect's brain hints at incredible complexity
Researchers have mapped the more than 500,000 connections in the intricate brain of a fruit fly larva. This map, they say, could help scientists figure out how learning changes the human brain, too.