Blueprint of a Fly Brain (image) University of Arizona Share Print E-Mail Caption The researchers identified the building blocks of the insect brain and standardized their nomenclature to provide neuroscientists with a common foundation for research and communication. The colored units are neuropils -- portions of the brain that serve particular functions, such as collecting and processing input from sensory organs, making decisions about behaviors and storing memory. Credit Kei Ito Usage Restrictions This visual may only be used in conjunction with reporting/posting of this news release. Image/video credit must be included exactly as indicated. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.