Scientists used a 3D-printed gel model to reveal how the brain gets its signature wrinkled look.
Scientists have cracked how the human brain's walnut-like appearance develops with the use of 3D printing.
As the fetal brain grows, the weak spots in the cerebral cortex, which is the brain's outer layer, buckle and bend. Harvard University's Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan said the folded cortex is about three times larger than a smooth brain. The team noted that other animals have brain folds including dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees and pigs. Ellen Kuhl from the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University, said the findings could lead to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of many neurological disorders.

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The brain's wrinkled, interfolding look is nature's way of fitting a large, powerful processor inside a tiny space - the skull. For instance, over- or under-folding of the brain's cortex can lead to motor dysfunction, seizures, developmental delay or mental handicap.

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We value your privacy and we will never sell or distribute your email or personal data to third party advertisers. The process was likened to a thin sheet of flat paper that is crumpled tightly together in order to fit into a small space.

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