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Connectome : how the brain's wiring makes us who we are

Author: Sebastian Seung
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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Every person is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, that uniqueness resides. Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our character. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Seung
ISBN: 9780547678597 0547678592
OCLC Number: 793326707
Description: xxii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. I. Does size matter? Genius and madness --
Border disputes --
pt. II. Connectionism. No neuron is an island --
Neurons all the way down --
The assembly of memories --
pt. III. Nature and nurture. The forestry of the genes --
Renewing our potential --
pt. IV. Connectomics. Seeing is believing --
Following the trail --
Carving --
Codebreaking --
Comparing --
Changing --
pt. V. Beyond humanity. To freeze or to pickle? --
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Other Titles: How the brain's wiring makes us who we are
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Every person is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, that uniqueness resides. Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our character. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how?

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