Suppose you could make a map of your brain.

Not just a drawing of the outside of it, but a map showing all of the circuits that open and close to create thought, feelings, speech, the five senses.

Washington University School of Medicine researchers in St. Louis are heading a consortium that plans to map the brain within five years.

Researchers from St. Louis University also are involved. The project’s goal is to understand how the brain works and what happens when it doesn’t.