Studying a single human brain in detail
People change. And when they do, their brains change too.
The MyConnectome project characterized how the brain of one person changed over the course of more than one year. When completed, it was the most ambitious study to date of a single living person’s brain ever attempted. The data have provided new insights into the dynamics of brain activity and their relationship to bodily metabolism and psychological function. The project is also openly sharing a large amount of biological data for future reuse.
The data from this study have already resulted in a number of academic papers: