The hidden brain

Unraveling the hidden systems of the brain

If no one has any strenuous objections, I’d like to tell you about some work we’ve just had published. Oh, you do? OK, read this instead: it’s an alleged academic miserably failing to win an argument with themselves. Still here? Then let me tell you why neuroscience lives in hope: we don’t need to understand every neuron to understand the brain. This is a big deal. Brains contain millions or billions of neurons. If we have to understand them all to understand what the brain is doing then we’re hopelessly lost, doomed to glimpse but a minuscule fraction of what is going on. ….[READ]