Department of Neurology, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
Received: 29-May-2023, Manuscript No.neuroscience-23-99588; Editor assigned: 31-May-2023, Pre QC No. neuroscience-23-99588 (PQ); Reviewed: 14-Jun-2023, QC No. neuroscience-23-99588; Revised: 21-Jun-2023, Manuscript No.neuroscience-23-99588 (R); Published: 30-Jun-2023, DOI:10.4172/neuroscience.7.2.002
Citation: Valibeygi A. An Overview of Development and Mapping of Human Brain. Neuroscience.2023;7:002.
Copyright: © 2023 Valibeygi A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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