Connectome

How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

» Sebastian Seung

Allen Lane
Hardback : 07 Jun 2012

£20.00

Synopsis

The bold and thrilling quest to finally understand the brain - and along with it our mental afflictions, from depression to autism - by a rising star in neuroscience

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 own particular wiring. Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It is a monumental effort-the scientific equivalent of climbing Mount Everest-but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Seung explains how this new map of a human "connectome" might even enable us to "upload" our brains into a computer, making us effectively immortal.

Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority. It presents a daring scientific and technological vision for at last understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9781846144141
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 384
Published : 07 Jun 2012
Publisher : Allen Lane

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Connectome

How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

» Sebastian Seung

£20.00


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