• HCP in the News: October 2010

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Oct 26, 2010

    The Human Connectome Project continues to pique the interest of researchers and neuroscience journalists around the world. Here is a sampling of prominent news items. Dr. Kaku's Universe (via Big Think): Mapping th…

  • Podcast: profiles the Human Connectome Project

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Oct 11, 2010's Kerri Smith interviews the NIH's Mike Huerta, as well as Van Weeden from the MGH-UCLA consortium and David Van Essen of the WashU-UMinn consortium of the Human Connectome Project, for the latest …

  • HCP In the News: September 2010

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Sep 22, 2010

    As you might expect, quite a few news stories focusing on the Human Connectome Project have hit the wires, following the NIH's announcement of the $30 million dollar grant award to the WashU-UMinn consortium, and a…

  • Using fMRI to Predict Brain Maturity

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Sep 14, 2010

    One of the key missions of the study of brain imaging data is to be able to read into the landscape of the brain itself, and literally see whether or not it has fundamental weaknesses that might lead to brain diseases. A…

  • launches!

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Sep 08, 2010

    After months of development, we are proud to announce the launch of the official website of the WashU-UMinn Human Connectome Project at This website will have a prominent role in our mission o…

  • NY Times Article: "Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer's"

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Aug 27, 2010

    One of the tenets of the Human Connectome Project is that the data we collect can only begin to be understood during the 5-year lifecycle of our initial grant. Indeed, the data we collect will be made public, to facilita…

  • Visualizing the Networked Brain: A Parcellation Scheme for Human Left Lateral Parietal Cortex

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Aug 01, 2010

    This network image comes from the latest thesis work by Steve Nelson, working under the auspices of Steve Petersen, PhD, the James S McDonnell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Washington University in Saint Louis. …

  • Why use MEG/EEG?

    HCP Young Adult
    Posted on Jul 26, 2010

    Like an MRI, Magnetic Encephalogram (MEG) and Electric Encephalogram (EEG) scanning technology is able to measure brain activity noninvasively. However, unlike an MRI, the speed and fidelity of the EEG/MEG can break down…