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Carl Sagan was right: a neuroscientist explains connectomes to children and experts

by | 5th, March 2017

Bobby Kasthuri accepted Wired’s challenge to explain what a connectome is to five individuals. As you know, of course, a connectome is (it says here) ‘a comprehensive diagram of all the neural connections existing in the brain’.

Kasthuri’s mission was that ‘every person here can leave with understanding it at some level’. The people ‘here’ were: a 5-year-old, a 13-year-old, a college student, a neuroscience graduate student and a practising neuroscientist.

“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology,” said Carl Sagan , “and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one

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