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Discover the missing link in the connectome trending idea

When we say we don't understand how the brain works, what we mean is that we don't understand how the brain generates its most important and unique function - first-person inner sensations of different higher brain functions (such as memory and perception) within it (that we call "mind"). Now the question is, "How to understand the connectome that provides this function?" At this point, we can proceed in two ways. First... more »

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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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BRAIN Initiative Challenge: Considering Ethics During Brain Technology Development

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Importance of mapping cerebellum brain circuitry trending idea

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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Common Neural Frameworks trending idea

It seems obvious that any one approach to mapping neural systems will leave behind a tremendous opportunity for many specific areas of science that are important for understanding of how neural systems work. This is true even from a fundamental resolution perspective as no conceivable approach could faithfully represent the detail required to describe circuit topology relationships between neurons and glia including synapses... 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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A Periodic Table for the Human Forebrain Aiding Connectomics

My name is John LaMuth and I would like to draw your attention to my own recently devised periodic table for the neurosciences that offers a crucial holistic overview of a top-down nature effectively complementing the bottom-up approach. This dual parameter grid represents a Cartesian coordinate system utilizing the basic neuro-anatomical parameters of input specificity and phylogenetic age, as described further at my... more »

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