Scientists Chart 100 New Regions In The Human Brain

Scientists Chart 100 New Regions In The Human Brain

The Republican National Convention has sucked up a lot of the air in the room and overshadowed a lot of non-political news. One of those stories was a pretty big development in the world of neuroscience.

Researchers unveiled a new map of the most complex organ in the body: The human brain. It’s a major scientific advance that details 100 new regions of the brain for the very first time, a discovery that has many applications—from better understanding human intelligence to treating diseases.

Morning Shift talks to Carl Zimmer, a science-writing professor at Yale University who also writes the “Matter” column for the New York Times.