CSC Scientific Image Competition 2012

Neural Hot Spots

This is my entry for the 2012 Clinical Sciences Centre scientific image competition:

'The human brain contains several 'hubs'; cortical hotspots where complex neural signals are found (top) .  These complex signals are the result of communication with the brain's functional networks (bottom images).  Multiple functional signals overlap at the cortical hotspots, meaning they could be a potential site for the dynamic integration of the information exchanged within each neural network.'

In the end I called it 'Neural Hot Spots', but 'Jesus-Brain' would've no doubt been more appropriate! The data is currently being written up for publication (with a somewhat more sedate version of this image).