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Unfolding the mysteries of the brain

Researchers are learning to map the wrinkled landscape of the cerebral cortex for clues to how the mind develops

By Emily Anthes
Globe Correspondent / August 3, 2009

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The surface of the brain is a complex landscape, featuring endless peaks and valleys. This intricately folded outer layer, known as the cerebral cortex, is one of the brain’s most noticeable features. But it’s also one of the least well understood. (Full article: 1041 words)

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