9780547678597

Connectome

  • ISBN 13:

    9780547678597

  • ISBN 10:

    0547678592

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/05/2013
  • Publisher: Mariner Books

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Summary

Sebastian Seung, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cellsour particular wiring. Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It's a monumental effort, but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Connectomeis a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority, that presents a daring scientific and technological vision for understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species.

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