Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are. by Sebastian Seung (Hardcover)

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

By Sebastian Seung

Allen Lane, 9781846144141

Publication Date: June 1, 2012

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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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