Imaging Brain Connectomes
Ann-Shyn Chiang1*
1Institute of Systems Neuroscience, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
* Presenter:Ann-Shyn Chiang,
Understanding information flows and their changes in the brain requires a comprehensive map of neural structures at all levels, similar to those of Google Earth for continents, countries, cities, and streets. By integrating multiscale imaging technologies, I propose a practical approach aiming for mapping individual neurons, cellular organelles, synapses and single molecules in the entire Drosophila brain. I will discuss opportunities and challenges toward mapping the human connectome at single synapse resolution.

Keywords: Brain research, connectomics, bioimaging, memory, behavior