RN: Network Neuroscience / by Karl Cronin

Network Neuroscience by Olaf Sporns. The Future of the Brain (2015). Edited by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman. Princeton University Press: Princeton. 

Cool things:

  • 86 Million neurons in the human brain
  • glia cells having a greater role than we once thought 
  • brain needs to be acknowledged as a complex networked system
  • systems biology and what it is showing us

Overview:

We've over-tasked the neuron with explaining the brain. It is their connections, and their pattern-firing, that starts to tell us something.