17 Feb 2020

MRI method provides unprecedented insight into the brain’s wiring network

A novel MRI method can measure the size of the microscopic cables that connect brain cells.

MRI method provides unprecedented insight into the brain’s wiring network

Thoughts, sensations, and emotions zap across the brain via a meshwork of fine nerve fibers called axons. Axon size is crucially important for general brain function as well as in certain neurological conditions. Experts have been striving to establish a means to non-invasively measure these fibers for many years. An international team of researchers has now developed a novel MRI method that manages to do just that.

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