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Yale researchers encourage brain data reuse with CAROT

Maps of brain connectivity are built on brain atlases, of which there are many. A new tool allows researchers to compare maps built on different atlases. The ability to map connections between different regions of the brain has helped scientists better understand the brain’s relationship to behavior, how brains differ between people, and how they’re affected by disease. These maps, called connectomes, consist of imaging data superimposed on atlases that define the locations and borders of different brain regions. But there are many different versions of brain atlases, and a connectome built on one can’t be directly compared to one built on another.