Ground-breaking brain map of fruit fly can help us understand human brain

March 14, 2023

This is the landmark first reference that we can use to compare everything else.

Joshua Vogelstein, an author of a new study from Johns Hopkins University in which researchers “completed the most advanced brain map to date.”

Why It Matters: The groundbreaking brain map is of a baby fruit fly and shows 3,000+ neurons, helping to pave the way for a better understanding of humans’ 80 billion+ neuron network. Bottom Line: “What we learned about code for fruit flies will have implications for the code for humans. That’s what we want to understand — how to write a program that leads to a human brain network,” said Vogelstein.

Scientists complete first map of an insect brain (Science Daily)

The first wiring map of an insect’s brain hints at incredible complexity (NPR)

by Jenna Lee,