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Template brain created for use in studies of anatomical brain differences related to aging

May 19, 2010
Template brain created for use in studies of anatomical brain differences related to aging and disease. [One of two related images. See Next Image.]

More about this Image Within the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of California, Los Angles, template brains have been created that, when compared to target brains from other normal subjects, can assist in the study of anatomical brain differences related to aging and disease.

In this image, created by Art Toga, Paul Thompson and Colin Holmes, brain surface is shown as color-coded spheres. Pink spheres represent areas of highest variability between the template and the target brain anatomy and blue spheres map lower variability. The probabilities of finding variability at any point are also encoded within the picture, giving the bubble-like appearance.