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Neuroscientists in Switzerland and Massachusetts, using a variant of magnetic resonance imaging called diffusion spectrum imaging, have constructed the most comprehensive map ever made of the connections in the human brain. Unlike other techniques, diffusion imaging shows the orientation of the fibrous connections between neurons. The resulting map shows the location of millions of neural fibers in the outer layer of the brain.

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