Wiring the brain. This picture shows detailed maps of brain wiring in a sleeping newborn baby (left) and an adult in their seventies (right) visualised using MRI. The coloured lines represent the wires of the brain that form the basis of the human “neural network”. These images came from studies designed to assess the effect of premature birth on the development of brain connections and to identify areas of age related damage (shown as blue solids) in older adults.
The Royal Society has launched an online archive of fascinating images, including flying fish, the first illustration of a kangaroo or wallaby, a heavily tattooed Maori, and the death mask of Isaac Newton