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Intact, ultrastructure-quality human brain bank trending idea

The ultimate goal of neuroscience is to understand precisely how the dynamics of the brain's neuronal networks gives rise to intelligence and mind. Every neuroscientist knows how difficult it has been to make significant progress toward that goal. But why has it been so difficult? A century of dedicated neuroscience research has already identified most of the key structures and molecules which determine brain function... more »

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Has evolution conserved canonical computing microcircuitry? trending idea

Has evolution conserved microcircuitry that performs a small number of identifiable, verifiable canonical computations?

If so, connectomes can add value not by their completeness, but by their presentation of motifs which can be categorized as one of a number of basis functions. In spite of the ongoing, global, development of connectomes, we incompletely understand these general and reductionist questions:

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Importance of mapping cerebellum brain circuitry

The cerebellum has often been overlooked but may be key to understanding depression, anxiety, and other psychological ailments and even consciousness. Mapping the circuitry of the cerebellum can provide insight on how to bring the cerebellum to full activity. This could reduce the need for current anti depressants such as MAOIs. We know that certain chemical substances such as N-Dimethyltryptamine and Psilocin cause neuronal... more »

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