Scientific Understanding of Consciousness
Consciousness as an Emergent Property of Thalamocortical Activity

Text Box: Connectivity of Brain
(Science,  “From the Connectome to the Synaptome,” 26 Nov 2010, vol. 330 no. 6008 1198-1201)

Human brain connectivity


Diffusion tensor imaging of the human brain obtained from 3-tesla MRI sequences. The technique allows the direction of the tracts of white matter fibers to be visualized.


(Left and Middle) Panoramic views at different levels.


(Right) High-magnification tractography of the corpus callosum and superior longitudinal fasciculus. The colors indicate the direction of the fibers (red, transversal; green, anteroposterior; blue, superoinferior).