Human brains are stunningly diverse. No two are identical, not even those of identical twins. So when scientists are looking at a brain, how do they know when they are looking at one that is normal?

It's a question that has baffled scientists for years. But now, researchers say a newly compiled online atlas that contains digitally mapped images of 7,000 brains will be instrumental in helping them understand what constitutes a "normal" brain, and, in the process, could lead to important discoveries about how students learn.

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