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Connectome

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Connectome

How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are. by Sebastian Seung

By Sebastian Seung

Allen Lane, Hardcover, 9781846144141

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

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Description
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 cells--our 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."Connectome" is 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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