THIS cartoon by Dwayne Godwin, a professor of neurobiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Jorge Cham, the former researcher and cartoonist who created PhD Comics, has won first place in the informational graphics category of the 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
The New York Times has a slide show of the winning entries, and today’s issue of Science contains a special feature about the competition. To see the full size infographic, click on the image above, or visit Godwin’s public engagement page, where it, and others in the same series, can be downloaded as PDFs.
Posts on brain development:
- The growth cone
- An overview of corticogenesis
- The eye tells the brain when to plasticize
- Cellular “tug-of-war” breaks brain symmetry
- An eye-opening view of visual development