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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Understanding the Brain

The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand it

March 17, 2017
Has neuroscience been on the wrong track for centuries? (credit: Justin Pickard/Flickr, CC BY-SA)

Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path if we are to ever understand the human mind.

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