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  • n. The study of the connectivity of synapses in the brain

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  • The study is part of an emerging area of neuroscience research known as "connectomics."

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  • The field, at a very nascent stage, is called connectomics, and the neuroscientists pursuing it compare their work to early efforts in genetics.

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  • The suffix –omics (on the model of "genomics," the study of the complete genome of an organism) is showing up in the names of a number of scientific disciplines, including culturomics (the quantitative study of literature in order to learn about culture), proteomics (the study of the set of proteins expressed by the genome of an organism) and connectomics (the study of the connectivity of synapses in the brain).

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  • Two of the technologies–cellulolytic enzymes and atomic magnetometers–are efforts by leading scientists to solve critical problems, while five–surprise modeling, connectomics, probabilistic CMOS, reality mining, and offline Web applications–represent whole new ways of looking at problems.

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  • Two of the technologies--cellulolytic enzymes and atomic magnetometers--are efforts by leading scientists to solve critical problems, while five--surprise modeling, connectomics, probabilistic CMOS, reality mining, and offline Web applications--represent whole new ways of looking at problems.

    Stephen's Lighthouse: February 2008 Archives

  • The work .. not only provides a comprehensive map of brain connections the brain "connectome", but also describes a novel application of a non-invasive technique that can be used by other scientists to continue mapping the trillions of neural connections in the brain at even greater resolution, which is becoming a new field of science termed "connectomics."

    Mapping the Core

  • The group, which also includes representatives from government, advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, will release a 10-year plan for neuroscience to sketch out goals in areas from genetics to stem cells to connectomics - the science of mapping neural connections in the brain - and in making scientific data and research free and accessible.

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  • A little like genomics, which maps our genetic makeup, connectomics aims to map the brain's connections, known as synapses.

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  • The new field of connectomics is revealing neural systems to be far more complex than previously believed with current circuit models grossly underpredicting reality.

    Boing Boing

  • Researchers are racing to work out the wiring diagrams of big brains, starting with mice, cats and eventually humans, a new field called connectomics.

    Scientific American

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