A new field called connectomics involves the study of the circuitry of the human brain. A piece of technology called the Automatic Tape Collecting Lathe Ultra Microtome or ATLUM cuts samples of brain tissue into very thin slices. These are then placed under a scanning electron microscope to create images of individual cells and all their connections to other cells. (Robinson, Ken, Sir, PhD. Out of Our Minds. p 129. NY: Capstone Publishing Ltd, 2001, 2011)

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