Scientists Make Breakthrough Completing Insect Brain Map | Neurosciences

The first brain map of an insect has been completed, a step that represents a “historic achievement for neuroscience” as it brings scientists closer to “truly understanding” the mechanism of thought.

Brains are networks of interconnected neurons, and all brains of all species must perform complex behaviors such as navigating their environment, selecting food, or escaping predators. Now, a team of scientists has managed to complete the first brain map of an insect, a larval vinegar fly.

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