Scientists have developed structural brain atlases for the Chinese pediatric population, o
ffering a basic tool for future studies on Chinese children’s brain development.
In magnetic resonance (MR) imaging studies of child’s brain development, structural brain atlases usually serve as imp
ortant references. However, the popular existing pediatric brain atlases are mostly based on MR images obtained from C
aucasian populations and thus are not an accurate characterization of Chinese children’s brains due to differences in genetic and environmental factors.
Scientists from the Beijing Normal University have created a set of age-specific Ch
inese pediatric atlases based on high-quality MR images from 328 cognitively normal Chinese children aged between 6 and 12.
The brain atlases include sex-specific templates and multiple age-specific templates. They show dramatic anatomica
l differences in the bilateral frontal and parietal regions compared with the brain atlases based on Caucasian populations.
The brain atlases have been released online and researchers can download it for free. They may help reveal the Chinese c
hildren’s brain structure and functional development, providing a reference for neuroimaging studies on Chine
se children with abnormal brain development such as autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Jobs left, and Hertzfeld went back to his work. Later that afternoon he looked up to see Jobs peering over the wall of his cubicle. “I’ve got good news for you,” he said. “You’re working on the Mac team now. Come with me.”
Hertzfeld replied that he needed a couple more days to finish the Apple II product he was in the middle of. “What’s more important than working on the Macintosh?” Jobs demanded. Hertzfeld explained that he needed to get his Apple II DOS program in good enough shape to hand it over to someone.
“You’re just wasting your time with that!” Jobs replied. “Who cares about the Apple II? The Apple II will be dead in a few years. The Macintosh is the future of
Apple, and you’re going to start on it now!” With that, Jobs yanked out the power cord to Hertzfeld’s Apple II, causing the code he was working on to
vanish. “Come with me,” Jobs said. “I’m going to take you to your new desk.” Jobs drove Hertzfeld, computer and all, in his silver Mercedes to the Macintosh offices.
“Here’s your new desk,” he said, plopping him in a space next to Burrell Smith. “Welcome to the Mac team!” The desk had been
Raskin’s. In fact Raskin had left so hastily that some of the drawers were still filled with his flotsam and jetsam, including model airplanes.
Jobs’s primary test for recruiting people in the spring of 1981 to be part of his merry band of pirates was making sure they had a passion for the product. He would sometimes bring candidates into a room where a prototype of the Mac
was covered by a cloth, dramatically unveil it, and watch. “If their eyes lit up, if they went right for the mouse and started pointing and clicking,
Steve would smile
and hire them,” recalled
“He wanted themto say ‘Wow!’”