Fruitfly Brain Scanning Worldprize
$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps.
Brain mapping is specifically defined, as the study of the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord through the use of imaging, immunohistochemistry, molecular & optogenetics, stem cell and cellularbiology, engineering, neurophysiology and nanotechnology. Brain imaging is the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function, or pharmacology of the nervous system.
Recently a research team explored the automated reconstruction of an entire fly`s brain neuron by neuron. Another team infused a fly`s brain Cells and synapses with heavy metals to mark the outlines of each nêutron and its connections. To generate images They hit approximately 7062brain slices witha beam of electrons.