This Week in Science

In a review in this week's Science Javier DeFelipe at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid writes about the challenges of figuring out the structures of the brain. Determining the connectome can be done at three different levels: at the macroscopic level, at the resolution of a light microscope, and at the level of an electron microscope. Combining each of the levels, he says, can help researchers understand the layout of the brain.

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