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Brain maps and connectivity representation

Brain maps and connectivity representation Neuroinformatics © Copyright 2006 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved. 1539-2791/06/319–320/$30.00 (Online) 1559-0089 DOI: 10.1385/NI:4:4:319 Commentary Alessandro Vercelli* Department of Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Forensic Medicine, University of Torino, Corso M. D’Azeglio 52, 10126 Torino, Italy In December 2006, we celebrate the centen- neural connections (for a review see Vercelli nial of the Nobel Prize to Camillo Golgi and et al., 2000). More recently, several neu- Santiago Ramon y Cajal. These two pioneer roimaging techniques were introduced to study neuroscientists began to study the nervous sys- neural connections in vivo, even in humans. tem not only in terms of morphology, but also The increasing number of data sets regarding in terms of connectivity: Golgi by introducing the connectivity of each neuroanatomical struc- a staining method which is still in use, and Cajal ture poses enormous problems of visualization, by exploiting its usage for understanding the which the authors solved by introducing several nervous system. At the beginning of the 20th different series of graphical representations. century, the Golgi method was the only way to Many neuroanatomical studies on neuronal con- trace neural connections. nectivity provided and are continuously pro- It took several years to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neuroinformatics Springer Journals

Brain maps and connectivity representation

Neuroinformatics , Volume 4 (4) – Apr 11, 2007

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2006 by Humana Press Inc.
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Chemistry; Biotechnology; Engineering, general; Neurology
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1539-2791
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1559-0089
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10.1385/NI:4:4:319
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17142840
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Neuroinformatics © Copyright 2006 by Humana Press Inc. All rights of any nature whatsoever are reserved. 1539-2791/06/319–320/$30.00 (Online) 1559-0089 DOI: 10.1385/NI:4:4:319 Commentary Alessandro Vercelli* Department of Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Forensic Medicine, University of Torino, Corso M. D’Azeglio 52, 10126 Torino, Italy In December 2006, we celebrate the centen- neural connections (for a review see Vercelli nial of the Nobel Prize to Camillo Golgi and et al., 2000). More recently, several neu- Santiago Ramon y Cajal. These two pioneer roimaging techniques were introduced to study neuroscientists began to study the nervous sys- neural connections in vivo, even in humans. tem not only in terms of morphology, but also The increasing number of data sets regarding in terms of connectivity: Golgi by introducing the connectivity of each neuroanatomical struc- a staining method which is still in use, and Cajal ture poses enormous problems of visualization, by exploiting its usage for understanding the which the authors solved by introducing several nervous system. At the beginning of the 20th different series of graphical representations. century, the Golgi method was the only way to Many neuroanatomical studies on neuronal con- trace neural connections. nectivity provided and are continuously pro- It took several years to

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NeuroinformaticsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 11, 2007

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