• Understanding the Brain is a catalog of all we don't know about the brain

    5 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Twenty years ago, the neuroscientist John E. Dowling wrote a book about the brain called Creating Mind. Since then, our understanding of cellular neurobiology and even systems neuroscience has exploded. So Dowling decided to update his book. Yet our understanding of the mind has not exploded apace with our understanding of the brain-scientists and philosophers can't even agree on a definition of what “mind” is. This updated book, called Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition , is not going to settle that debate.
    Most chapters of this new version begin with an...
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