Beautiful brain

This is a visualization of the wiring of the human brain, representing about 30 percent of the most prominent brain wiring. Research in the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging (IIBI) focuses on developing novel imaging techniques that can elucidate more details of this wiring, such as its complex crossings and turnings. Study of the intricate networks in the brain is crucial to understanding the structural and functional organization of the brain. This image is provided by Merry Mani, PhD, assistant research scientist in the lab of Vincent Magnotta, PhD, of the IIBI and the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, and is included in a new gallery of biomedical research images on the ground floor of the Carver Biomedical Research Building. The images, each measuring 5 feet in diameter and mounted on back-lit frames, are visible to pedestrian and vehicle traffic along Newton Road. The gallery highlights the breadth of foundational research conducted in the Carver College of Medicine.