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Using data collected from the same brain as shown in the previous image, scientists plotted a subset of fibers--those that ended in a particular cross section of tissue--and followed their path throughout the brain.

Now one can see some of the brain’s major anatomical structures. The treelike shape at lower left, for example, shows the longitudinal fibers of the cerebellum, a brain area that plays an important role in coordination and motor control, as well as in the integration of information from different senses.