The Stuff that Minds Are Made of

  • V. Srinivasa ChakravarthyEmail author


So far we have endeavored to demystify a few things about the brain. How is sensory information organized as maps in the brain? How are memories taken through a series of resting stages through the brain? How are fears processed and integrated with higher cognitive processes in the brain? How do simple cellular level changes underlie complex learning phenomena? Most of these processes can be shown to be implemented by networks of neurons passing neural spike signals among themselves. The circuits involved might vary, the precise nature of the signals might vary, but the broad framework remains the same and this is one of the celebrated successes of contemporary neuroscience. Using the scientific method, and the intimidating and extravagant repertoire of contemporary neuroscience methods and materials, from single neuron recordings to gene knockouts, it is possible to present a scientific theory of how brain works.


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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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