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Picture Gallery of the Human Connectome Project | #brain #science

Picture Gallery of the Human Connectome Project | #brain #science | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.


The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.




Director of NIH Praises the Human Connectome ProjectMuse’s latest album uses a Human Connectome Project rendering of white matter tracks.Human Connectome Project pieces together neural data through brain scansBrain Mapping Center Seminar Series: “Discovering the Human Connectome”Mapping out a new era in brain research – CNN LabsProbing the Brain’s Mysteries – The Wall Street JournalFirst public release of 3T Connectom scanner data!Connectom Scanner Uses Ultra-High Gradient StrengthBrain Mapping Seminar SeriesFirst Images on the Connectom 3T Scanner Obtained
Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Anne Fleischman's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:16 AM

Pour le plaisir les yeux #bigdata

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Illusory Correlations: When The Mind Makes Connections That Don’t Exist

Illusory Correlations: When The Mind Makes Connections That Don’t Exist | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Why do CEOs who excel at golf get paid more, despite poorer stock market performance?

Via Philippe Vallat
luiy's insight:

To see how easily the mind jumps to the wrong conclusions, try virtually taking part in a little experiment...


...imagine that you are presented with information about two groups of people about which you know nothing. Let's call them the Azaleans and the Begonians.


For each group you are given a list of positive and negative behaviours. A good one might be: an Azalean was seen helping an old lady across the road. A bad one might be: a Begonian urinated in the street.

So, you read this list of good and bad behaviours about the Azaleans and Begonians and afterwards you make some judgements about them. How often do they perform good and bad behaviours and what are they?

What you notice is that it's the Begonians that seem dodgy. They are the ones more often to be found shoving burgers into mailboxes and ringing doorbells and running away. The Azaleans, in contrast, are a sounder bunch; certainly not blameless, but overall better people.


While you're happy with the judgement, you're in for a shock. What's revealed to you afterwards is that actually the ratio of good to bad behaviours listed for both the Azaleans and Begonians was exactly the same. For the Azaleans 18 positive behaviours were listed along with 8 negative. For the Begonians it was 9 positive and 4 negative.

In reality you just had less information about the Begonians. What happened was that you built up an illusory connection between more frequent bad behaviours and the Begonians; they weren't more frequent, however, they just seemed that way.

When the experiment is over you find out that most other people had done exactly the same thing, concluding that the Begonians were worse people than the Azaleans.

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