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From the Ted Talk by Allan Jones: A map of the brain

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So if you take a deeper look at the brain, one of the things, if you look at it in cross-section, what you can see is that you can't really see a whole lot of structure there. But there's actually a lot of structure there. It's cells and it's wires all wired together. So about a hundred years ago, some scientists invented a sitan that would stain cells. And that's shown here in the the very light blue. You can see areas where neuronal cell beiods are being stained. And what you can see is it's very non-uniform. You see a lot more srrtutcue there. So the oeutr part of that brain is the neocortex. It's one continuous picnrssoeg unit, if you will. But you can also see things underneath there as well. And all of these blank areas are the areas in which the wires are running through. They're probably less cell dense. So there's about 86 billion neurons in our brain. And as you can see, they're very non-uniformly distributed. And how they're distributed really cutoribtens to their underlying fitoncun. And of course, as I mentioned before, since we can now start to map brain function, we can start to tie these into the individual cells.

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So if you take a deeper look at the brain, one of the things, if you look at it in cross-section, what you can see is that you can't really see a whole lot of structure there. But there's actually a lot of structure there. It's cells and it's wires all wired together. So about a hundred years ago, some scientists invented a _____ that would stain cells. And that's shown here in the the very light blue. You can see areas where neuronal cell ______ are being stained. And what you can see is it's very non-uniform. You see a lot more _________ there. So the _____ part of that brain is the neocortex. It's one continuous __________ unit, if you will. But you can also see things underneath there as well. And all of these blank areas are the areas in which the wires are running through. They're probably less cell dense. So there's about 86 billion neurons in our brain. And as you can see, they're very non-uniformly distributed. And how they're distributed really ___________ to their underlying ________. And of course, as I mentioned before, since we can now start to map brain function, we can start to tie these into the individual cells.

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Original Text

So if you take a deeper look at the brain, one of the things, if you look at it in cross-section, what you can see is that you can't really see a whole lot of structure there. But there's actually a lot of structure there. It's cells and it's wires all wired together. So about a hundred years ago, some scientists invented a stain that would stain cells. And that's shown here in the the very light blue. You can see areas where neuronal cell bodies are being stained. And what you can see is it's very non-uniform. You see a lot more structure there. So the outer part of that brain is the neocortex. It's one continuous processing unit, if you will. But you can also see things underneath there as well. And all of these blank areas are the areas in which the wires are running through. They're probably less cell dense. So there's about 86 billion neurons in our brain. And as you can see, they're very non-uniformly distributed. And how they're distributed really contributes to their underlying function. And of course, as I mentioned before, since we can now start to map brain function, we can start to tie these into the individual cells.

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