First Look at the "Structural Core" of the Human Brain

In this image, scientists reveal for the first time the solution to one of the brain's fundamental mysteries: Does it it have a core area that organizes thought? Or is it a diffuse set of neural connections? With this image, a team of Swiss and U.S. scientists present convincing evidence that the cerebral cortex (the outer layer of the brain where most rational thought takes place) has a core "central processor" region that helps organize the rest.