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Blueprint of a Fly Brain

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

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