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Brain mapping, from molecules to networks

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Science  20 Nov 2020:
Vol. 370, Issue 6519, pp. 925
DOI: 10.1126/science.abf1711

Summary

Charting what the pioneering neuroanatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal called the “impenetrable jungle” of the brain (1) presents one of biology's greatest challenges. How do billions of neurons, wired through trillions of connections, work together to produce cognition and behavior?

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