USC scientists create most detailed map of the hippocampus portion of the brain

Researches involved in this project used fluorescent tracers and 3D animation to show data about neural connections in the brain. This information is shared publicly and is available online for anyone to see.

A detailed wiring diagram of the hippocampus was created by a team of USC researchers in part of the Mouse Connectome Project, which collects and shares data about connections in the brain. The map has the potential to change how scientists understand and diagnose diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Reporter: Roxy Abdoli