People change.  And when they do, their brains change too.

The MyConnectome project has characterized how the brain of one person changes over the course of more than one year.  It is almost certainly the most ambitious study of a single living person’s brain ever attempted. The data will provide new insights into the dynamics of brain activity and their relationship to bodily metabolism and psychological function.  The project is also openly sharing a large amount of biological data for future reuse.

See media coverage of the project at the Dana FoundationPriceonomics, MIT Tech Review, Austin Monthly, Discover Magazine, and NPR.

The data from this study have already resulted in a number of academic papers: