A new study by HBP researchers in Science sheds light on the fine line separating what we see and what we miss
A region of the brain that extends through both hemispheres, the planum temporale, is larger in the left than in the right hemisphere. In the 1960s, this finding was linked to the hosting of language processing in the left hemisphere, but new research from one of the Human Brain Project’s research partners has shown this asymmetry is not a marker of language lateralisation.
Human Brain Project scientist Viktor Jirsa is the head of a team creating personalised brain models for patients with intractable epilepsy. He explains the process and how the HBP’s brain models and cross-displinary collaborations are central to a new way of targeting epilepsy surgery.