Archive for June 30th, 2011

Why brains are harder to study

June 30, 2011

A commentary in BMC biology that is written in a very nice fashion (and very interesting too):

In summary, neural networks have been designed to have outputs that degrade gracefully as network elements are eliminated or their properties perturbed. Such a design principle makes the networks work better for the animals, but simultaneously makes life harder for neuroscientists who want to learn how the network works by making measurements on the network as it does its job.

Take a look!