Scientists have unveiled the primary total map of an insect’s mind. 

The great map, known as a connectome, took 12 years of meticulous paintings to build, and presentations the site of all 3,016 neurons within the mind of a larval fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). Between the ones mind cells are 548,000 issues of connection, or synapses, the place cells can ship each and every different chemical messages that, in flip, cause electric alerts that commute in the course of the cells’ wiring. 

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