How Your Brain Is Like The Internet

How Your Brain Is Like The Internet

New research shows the connected nature of the human brain.

Michael Brooks
  • 12 august 2010

Researchers from the University of Southern California recently found that brain regions were connected through feedback loops and not top-down command structures. The research counters the assumption of neurology that the brain is hierarchical. In order to reach this conclusion, the researchers used tracing technology on the brain tissue, which revealed the relationships between different parts of the brain’s circuitry. Specifically, the research focused on the relationship between neurocenters associated with appetite, depression and anxiety. Researchers believe that this technique could help reveal an entire map of the nervous system.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.