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Focal Point on Brain Science in Japan

The marmoset is the focus of Japan’s national brain initiative, Brain/MINDS, because its brain is more human-like than those of rodents. In particular, marmosets have much more well-developed prefrontal cortexes and exhibit a wider range of behaviours and social interaction than rodents. This makes them a strategic stepping stone on the way to understanding how the human brain works. Researchers in the Brain/MINDs project have gained many new insights into the marmoset and human brains during the past ten years.

Full brain tractography with artistic color.

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