A connectomic study of a petascale fragment of human cerebral cortex

@article{ShapsonCoe2021ACS,
  title={A connectomic study of a petascale fragment of human cerebral cortex},
  author={Alexander Shapson-Coe and Michał Januszewski and Daniel R. Berger and Art Pope and Yuelong Wu and Tim Blakely and Richard Schalek and Peter H. Li and Shuohong Wang and Jeremy B. Maitin-Shepard and Neha Karlupia and Sven Dorkenwald and Evelina Sjostedt and Laramie Leavitt and Dongil Lee and Luke Bailey and Angerica Fitzmaurice and Rohin Kar and Benjamin Field and Hank Wu and Julian Wagner-Carena and David Aley and Joanna Lau and Zudi Lin and D. Wei and Hanspeter Pfister and Adi Peleg and Viren Jain and Jeff William Lichtman},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2021}
}
We acquired a rapidly preserved human surgical sample from the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex. We stained a 1 mm3 volume with heavy metals, embedded it in resin, cut more than 5000 slices at ∼30 nm and imaged these sections using a high-speed multibeam scanning electron microscope. We used computational methods to render the three-dimensional structure containing 57,216 cells, hundreds of millions of neurites and 133.7 million synaptic connections. The 1.4 petabyte electron microscopy… 

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