Neuroscientists Debating Connectomics

Neuroscientists Professor Sebastian Sung and Professor Anthony Movshon debate the usefulness of understanding connections in the brain – the field of Connectomics. Debates are a useful way of getting an overview of a field very quickly. The arguments here though are quite complex relating to events at both the cellular level with neuroplasticity and at the gross anatomical level. Those with an interest in Neuroanatomy will no doubt enjoy the subtle debate. However for those new to the field the facilitators Carl Zimmer and Robert Krulwich do a very good job of ensuring the debate is always understandable.

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