Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung

Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
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Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung

In this bold and groundbreaking book, renowned neuroscientist Sebastian Seung reveals the secrets of the human brain.

Sebastian Seung 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, or ‘connectomes’. Connectome tells the incredible story of how Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are mapping these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. They hope to uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence and memory, and explain mental disorders such as autism, depression and schizophrenia. Seung also reveals 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.

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