For the first time, scientists have created a three-dimensional map of a vertebrate brain on a nanometer scale.
A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, and at this level, one can see individual neurons and how they connect to each other.
Dr. David Hildebrand said the project represents a step forward in brain imaging, particularly at a small scale.
“We are now able to leverage modern technologies, both imaging technology and computer technology, to image at nano-meter scale resolutions,” Hildebrand said. “Small brains, but entire vertebrate brains.”