The Mind's Cartographer

Schupak, Amanda
November 2005
Forbes Asia;11/14/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p96
The article provides information on the work of molecular biologist Julie Simpson. Over the past four years Simpson has collected and photographed a number of slides with Drosophila brain. Neuroscientists have labored to produce relatively crude maps of human brain regions, which can locate the origins of particular behaviors in swaths of thousands of neurons. In her short career Simpson has already begun locating motor-control neighborhoods of just 10 to 100 neurons in fruit flies.


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