Beautiful: Brains grid structure revealed. It’s organised just like the NYC street grid. It makes sense, why would the one thing that makes us function not be organised in this way? But the jury is still out on the newly published theory, detailed in an article by the New Scientist, if Van Wedeen and his team at the Massachusetts General Hospital are onto a winner here.
Their big idea is that the brain consists of a three-dimensional grid of fibres. Such a three-dimensional grid would provide a coordinate system to standardise studies linking abnormalities in brain anatomy to neurological and psychiatric disorders. Skeptics are not 100% behind this theory but right or wrong, only further research will prove it one way or another.
In the meantime, we quite like the idea of having an organised brain.