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Anatomical Differences of the Brain

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Template brain used to assist in the study of anatomical brain differences related to aging and disease. [Image 1 of 2 related images; see also, Directional Biases in Anatomical Differences.]

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Within the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, located at the University of California, Los Angeles, researchers led by Paul Thompson and Arthur Toga have created template brains that, when compared to target brains from other normal subjects, can assist in the study of anatomical brain differences related to aging and disease. The variation in color and shape of the spheres at left indicates the magnitude and principal directions of the anatomical differences across subjects. In this model, the greatest difference is in the parietal lobe (lower right), an anticipated result since this lobe appeared much later in the evolutionary process than did more primitive brain areas that vary little from brain to brain.

This work was supported in part by National Science Foundation grant DBI 96-01356.

Anatomical Differences of the Brain
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Credit: Credit Paul Thompson and Arthur Toga; UCLA
Decade of Image: 2000 - 2009

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NEUROSCIENCE

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