Scientists Create First Complete Map of an Insect Brain

  • Neuroscientists have made a breakthrough by creating the first complete map of an insect’s brain.
  • The map includes all of the synaptic wiring that connects the brain together.
  • This map is known as a connectome and is a cornerstone of neuroscience.
  • The University of Cambridge neuroscientist who conducted the study has stated that “now we have a reference brain”.